Is CA Completely Nuts?
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The state is almost bankrupt and they want to spent 7-8 billion on 130 miles of track?
How soon until ...
July 7th, 2012 01:04 AM
July 7th, 2012 01:18 AM
Is CA Completely Nuts?
Ummmmmmmmm.......Yes? They have to have some way of getting undocumented workers to other parts of the state with gas prices so high.
Nothing that happens there surprises me anymore. "We are 10 billion over budget, oh wait make that 13 billion. No, No, No, my bad it is really 19 billion. Well hell lets just round it off and say 25 billion.
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July 7th, 2012 01:57 AM
Yes, if they can get deep enough in the whole, they will get bailed out.
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July 7th, 2012 02:09 AM
"Is CA Completely Nuts"?
Yeah, pretty much.
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July 7th, 2012 02:25 AM
To answer the base question ...... YES! CA is Nuts. Moon Beam Gov anyone?
Originally Posted by retsupt99
The only thing good about CA is a few good Right Leaning Congressmen like Jerry Lewis and Issa.
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July 7th, 2012 02:42 AM
...Kalifornia is already taxing business out of existence, and part of their problem is their bread and butter are closing up shop and relocating to a "friendlier" business climate....which is pretty much anywhere but Kalifornia. I'm sure the brain surgeons running the state will come up with another tax on individuals and business earmarked for this project, and in the process generate less tax revenue than before as more individuals and business bail out of the state.
Have any of these clowns ever taken a course in economics?
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July 7th, 2012 04:55 AM
How soon until the rest of the states will be required to help bail them out?
Is CA Completely Nuts?
Not really. They get what they want and someone else foots the bill. I think that's pretty much how criminals think: it's legal as long as I don't get caught. But not being a criminal that's only a suspicion.
Unfortunately I think we are nuts for putting up with this nonsense. It's up to us to articulate the insanity and bring personal accountability back into the equation. I know that sounds impossible but I believe it is the task that has fallen to this generation.
July 7th, 2012 05:57 AM
The kicker, which is merely an estimate at this point, entirely likely to balloon continuously until completion:
Originally Posted by From the article
Nice to see that the people have some qualms, even if the Assembly doesn't. Unspecified is how much of that would be covered by people outside of CA.
Completely nuts? Not completely, though the almonds are still pretty good.
July 7th, 2012 06:09 AM
China will expand it when the USA defaults on all the debt we will owe them in 20 years,and they just walk in and repossess all our military hardware we bought with their money and we become China 2
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July 7th, 2012 06:58 AM
I believe that California doesn't have the lock on being nuts, heck, I think the majority of our polititians in all our states and territories are loonies here lately.
And yes, absolutely nothing surprises me out of California officials, especially the Liberal leaning ones with the following quote from Albert Einstein in mind :
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July 7th, 2012 08:29 AM
Are you just now figuring it out? I don't think that state has been sane in a LONG time. That's probably the main reason that so many of it's residents keep moving to MT. They can sell their $500,000 average California home and buy a nice sized ranch here, which they promptly run into the dirt because they lack common sense or the will to actually put in a hard day's work. It's unbelievable how much good hunting land has become littered with No Trespassing signs.
July 7th, 2012 08:55 AM
Yes they are nuts. Yes they will go along with this. Yes ObamaNut will bail them out if things get too bad. After all that is where Nancy Piglosi lives and all those undocumented votes are.
July 7th, 2012 09:13 AM
Maybe they'll pass a leaving the state tax to fund the project. Any business or individual who wants to leave the state must pay a tax of 50% of gross value of all holdings to the state before they are allowed to leave.
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July 7th, 2012 09:23 AM
Short answer: Yes.
The high speed rail idea may actually be one of their more sensible ideas though. Long term it certainly makes sense. With the State's current fiscal mess the timing does seem odd.
July 7th, 2012 10:28 AM
Come back and discuss it when they are talking about rail-guns, not high speed rail.
I don't know if they are completely nuts or not. I used the railroads when I was young, and would use them today
over the plane--anytime--if they were high speed. The NE corridor needs huge improvements to its HS rail-- but the Acela
is great. Downtown NYC to Philadelphia with no muss or fuss in about an hour.
The entire East Coast needs better HS from Boston to Miami. We could certainly use HS from San Antonio to the East Coast and to Chicago and even to Denver, Phoenix, and points west in CA and Washington.
What I find astounding is not the concept of HS rail but the estimated costs. OTOH, the airline industry is
very heavily subsidized. Airlines don't build airports or maintain them; local governments do with lots and lots
of Federal tax dollars to make it possible. Throw in all the bucks spent on ATC and air-transport is
extremely subsidized by us all.
We had all the same complaints about cost when the Interstate was being considered, but hey, it was fine
because it was for defense. OK. HS is for defense. Problem solved. Now its not crazy.
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