Thursday, July 19, 2012
Jerry Brown's Great Train Robbery Kicks Off
California's leadership: Antonio Villaraigosa and Jerry Brown
Yesterday, California's madcap governor, "Run Down" Jerry Brown, headed a giant news conference in Los Angeles, where he signed an 8 billion dollar bill to start the high speed rail project.
"This legislation will help put thousands of people in California back to work. By improving regional transportation systems, we are investing in the future of our state and making California a better place to live and work," said Brown, whose signature was only a formality since he led the charge for the bullet train in Sacramento.
If this project is going to "put thousands of people back to work", does that mean that the workers who will be building this monster are presently out of work?
Of course, it is doubtful this rail will extend any further than the Central Valley area because once the 8 billion dollars is spent, California has no more money. It's like a homeless man buying a yacht with a 10 dollars down payment.
Yet, there was Jerry accompanied by all sorts of union types as cheerleaders, as well as LA's incompetent major Antonio Villaraigosa, who gave a nonsensical speech about dreams (All his speeches are nonsensical.) There was such much cheering, the reporters had to shout their questions over the tumult. The question was, "How are you going to pay for it?" Brown's answer?
Meanwhile, California is broke, LA is headed toward bankruptcy, education is in the toilet, and the state university system budget hangs on voters approving Brown's latest tax initiative this year. The truth is that Sacraemtno has spent the state billions into the red, and now they are coming back to the tax-payers for more money. If they don't get it, we will be left with a high speed train that goes from Bakersfield and some place called Madera.