Sources: Calif. State Senate, Sen. Steinberg, DOT
quote: You can't boost any economy with public money?
quote: Considering this project is supposed to take, what, 20 years to complete, I wouldn't call the construction boost temporary, either.
quote: I'm not saying this project makes sense - I'm just saying you don't.
quote: Really? You can't boost any economy with public money? Thank you for your keen economic insights; I'm sure you're a reputable source of information on economic theory.
quote: The real question would be why it will take 20 years to build it.
quote: President Obama and Governor Jerry Brown believe the new line will create jobs, and they're both eager to put their money where their mouth is.
quote: how is this more susceptible?
quote: All you need is 1% real terrorists with proper laser equipment and you will have blinded pilots and crashed planes.
quote: Are you actually trying to argue that the federal government does not have the authority to start wars?
quote: Article 1, Section 8 (on the powers of the federal government)To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;Like it or not Congress VOTED to go to war in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
quote: You obviously never been to California or driven on it's highways which are grossly overcrowded and very narrow.
quote: California if you want a train, great. YOU build the goddamn thing and leave our tax dollars, those who don't live there, out of it.
quote: Why the fuck should I help pay for California's shortsightedness
quote: Check CA's return on every dollar of Federal tax taken out of the state; it's among the worst, if not THE worst, in the nation.
quote: In other words, the rest of the country profits more from CA than CA does the rest of the country.
quote: what infrastructure would you guys propose for an increasing population?
quote: California's GDP in 2010 was higher than the combined GDP of Vermont, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Alaska, Rhode Island, Maine, Idaho, New Hampshire, Delaware, West Virginia, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nebraska, Mississippi, District of Columbia, Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Kentucky.
quote: infrastructure spending is one of the few good uses of money during a recession.
quote: California didn't contribute anything. The people who live there did.
quote: I'm sure the other 49 states doesn't mind the huge contributions California has made over the years so it only seems fair to me.
quote: This is merely a case of all those 'have not' states repaying their debt!
quote: The project will build out high-speed lines between the San Jose/San Francisco are (southern California) and San Diego/Los Angeles (the Bay Area).
quote: New rail line will allow trips between the Bay Area and LA in under 3 hours