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The folly of high-speed rail, redux; Plus: Did Obama consult Janet Napolitano on “n o pat-down” promise?

Posted by avideditor on January 27, 2011

Is Obama being pro Jihadi in the State of the Union 2011?

from http://michellemalkin.com/2011/01/26/the-folly-of-high-speed-rail-redux/


Among President Obama’s many pie-in-the-sky promises tonight, he delivered this:
“Within 25 years, our goal is to give 80% of Americans access to high-speed rail, which could allow you go places in half the time it takes to travel by car. For some trips, it will be faster than flying – without the pat-down. As we speak, routes in California and the Midwest are already underway.”
Like so much of the speech, the high-speed rail folly is recycled claptrap (hetossed it into last year’s speech, too). The remarks will appease Big Labor and eco-radical social planners led by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who’ll have his grubby hands all over the high-speed rail slush fund faster than you can turn off your soon-to-be-banned cell phone.
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