Does anyone else find the high-speed rail idea as silly as I do?
We’re talking HUGE upfront costs for something that Americans will be historically disinclined to use, all on the taxpayers’ dime, during a recession. I mean, it’s not like unemployment is back up to ten percent, or anything. And it’s not like Obama’s deficit commission recommended we reign in spending, or anything. And it’s not like we have a society that is forever innovating in ways that make transportation less and less of a valuable business resource (to the Cloud!).
Are we ever going to realize that the way to improve things is through real reform of the way our government operates? No, let’s just spend $53 billion on yet another government program to distract us from the real problems we’re facing.