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.