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December 15, 2023
Biden Admin Give BILLIONS Of Your Tax Dollars To California's “Train To Nowhere”
If you can’t even handle running the DMV, that is probably a good sign you can’t make a train.
Japan started a high-speed rail system known as the “bullet train.” Elected officials in California woke up one day and came up with the idea that they wanted to do the same. Politicians in California get excited over shiny things and at that time, that was the shiniest train around. But the thing is, California has a lot of bureaucracy. Like a lot. And when big government starts running a big state, you end up with The People's Republic of California and its zombie apocalypse they refer to as the “unhoused crisis.”
I don’t know what it is with Democrats and doubling down on their failures. Still, the Biden Administration just sent billions to California to help them on their train that is not going anywhere.
“The Biden administration is giving California’ ‘train to nowhere’ more than $3 billion in taxpayer funds, which critics are blasting as a complete waste of money.”
The best part about all that is that no one wants to admit the abysmal failure this has become in the one and a half decades they have been “working” on this mess. But at this point, it just seems like one big money laundering scheme.
“Not mentioned was how much of a boondoggle the project has been since voters in the state approved it in 2008.
The project was originally planned as a $33 billion project consisting of 1,955 miles of railway connecting San Francisco to Los Angeles. Since then, the cost has swelled to $113 billion and the project’s scope has been dramatically scaled down to a 171-mile railway connecting Bakersfield, Fresno, and Merced that isn’t expected to be operational until 2030.
Overall, if the project is completed in 2030, it will have taken a decade longer than expected, while costing $80 billion more and being 91% smaller than originally planned. Because of its repeated shortfalls, the project has been dubbed by critics as the ‘train to nowhere,’” according to the outlet.
If you are not familiar with California's geography, let me break this down for you. Originally, this train was supposed to go from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Which is the most major region in the south to the most major reason in the north. Usually, if you want to drive that, which I have many, many times, it takes about five hours with minimal traffic and you just take the 5 freeway. Somewhere in the middle of all that, you drive next to a bunch of cows that smell bad for about an hour. That is basically where the train starts and ends.
Merced is like a new concept that no one knew even existed until UC opened up a campus there around 2010. And let’s just say there's not much going on in that region.
The train is going nowhere. Fresno is not that bad, but it will probably be faster to drive there. Also, most people who live in Los Angeles or San Francisco don’t go on vacation in Fresno, or Bakersfield, or Merced. That is not a thing.
The reason they broke the project down to this region is not because people are dying to travel there, it is because of the sparse population. And they tried to play it off as some sort of “rural development project” and pretend like they never said it would be some mass public transportation system for the entire state.
Politicians pretended like we would have some brand new high-tech infrastructure. They lied. The train is not going anywhere. And just like the “homeless crisis”, the more money officials spend, the worse the situation gets. Why do you think that is?