Voters beware the salesmen who come with hat in hand, pitching shiny or miraculous services and benefits for a bargain bottom price and the promise of a profit. Your wallets and blank checks are their target.
With a ballooning price tag and doubts about federal funding, it is increasingly obvious that voters were sold a bill of goods by the backers of California’s high-speed train to nowhere....
“More grim news on $99 billion high-speed rail plan, as showdown looms” — San Jose Mercury News
“The price tag for this risky transit gamble is now nearly $100 billion — more than twice the original estimate,” — FoxandHoundDaily.com
George Runner, a member of California’s Board of Equalization and a former state Senator, in a post on an influential California political blog on November 8, said: “The new number is greater than California’s entire annual state budget. To fund the entire project today, every Californian, including men, women and children, would need to write a check for more than $2500.”
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