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"It was a splendid population - for all the slow, sleepy, sluggish-brained sloths stayed at home - you never find that sort of people among pioneers - you cannot build pioneers out of that sort of material. It was that population that gave to California a name for getting up astounding enterprises and rushing them through with a magnificent dash and daring and a recklessness of cost or consequences, which she bears unto this day - and when she projects a new surprise the grave world smiles as usual and says, "Well, that is California all over."

- - - - Mark Twain (Roughing It)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bullet Train Flunkies Lied to the Voters

Liar - Liar  -  Bullet train losses will run up to $9 billion annually

  • Voters were lied to about the costs and ridership.
  • The rail authority claims it can operate system at a cost of about 10 cents per passenger mile, less than one-fourth of the 40 cents to 50 cents it costs high speed rail operators in other countries.
  • Insane Democrats want to bankrupt the state with endless spending. 

The stupid bullet train started off as a bi-partisan big government spending wet-dream, but as the voters wised up GOP train supporters have gone to ground or pretend to oppose it.  In any case, the train is now fully in the lap of the Democrats.
The morons and liars at the state rail authority have grossly underestimated future operating costs of California's proposed bullet train, meaning taxpayers potentially will have to provide billions of dollars annually once the system is running, according to an analysis released Monday by a group of outside financial experts.

The California High Speed Rail Authority's claim that its future system would generate hundreds of millions of dollars in surpluses is based on unrealistic assumptions (lies) about what it will cost to operate the network, according to the study group, which included former World Bank official William Grindley and Stanford University management professor Alain C. Enthoven says the Los Angeles Times.
The rail authority claims it can operate the 510-mile system at a cost of about 10 cents per passenger mile, less than one-fourth of the 40 cents to 50 cents it costs high speed rail operators in other countries, the analysis found. If California's bullet train operating costs rise to the international average, losses will range from $2 billion to $9 billion annually, according to the report.
"We are confounded by where the authority is getting its operating costs," Grindley said.

The group, which also includes Silicon Valley executives William Warren and Alan Bushell, has written a series of financial assessments of the bullet train plan that sharply question its economics. The four experts are affiliated with the Community Coalition on High Speed Rail, located in the Bay Area.

(Los Angeles Times)

California already has existing passenger rail service all over the state.  But the Big Government spenders will never be happy until California is bankrupt.

Modern Technology  -  What a Concept!
Why on earth would anyone take a so-called "high-speed" train from San Diego to San Francisco?  For only a few dollars they can jump on a plane and fly.  The only reason to build a high speed rail system is to line the pockets of businessmen and hire tons of union workers who both bankroll the political liars in Sacramento.

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