Obama plans for bullet trains

Is it just me, or does it look like a duck’s bill?

All joking aside, TPM’s point that European and Asian countries are knocking the pants off the U.S. — despite a $53 billion pledge by Obama on Tuesday to invest in speedy trains across the nation — is well-received.

However, looks as though the House will fight him tooth and nail for this project, saying the idea is in his dreams, literally.

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4 Responses to Obama plans for bullet trains

  1. The lone reader says:

    Take any world map and measure the distance between the most North Eastern and South Western points in Europe. You will find that is about the distance from New York to Chicago. Also please note that the population is much more centralized than in the EU.

    The US is so much more spread out than Europe that rail transportation is not a viable option. Add the fact that we are broke and can’t afford the infrastructure and you should agree that this is just a dream and not even a very good one.

  2. Admin says:

    I agree with you full heartedly. Personally, I would love to see that $53 billion go toward a much more viable (and necessary) goal such as, oh, let’s say paying off the outstanding national deficit, or working to build the economy back up, researching alternative fuels so as not to be dependent on other countries; the list could go on and on.

  3. ArVet says:

    Whoopie, Admin, we agree!

  4. Admin says:

    Aw, shucks, did I miss the flying pigs?

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