Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Florida Governor Joins Two Others in Rejecting Federal High-Speed Rail Spending

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is canceling a proposed high-speed train line between Orlando and Tampa, rejecting more than $2 billion from the federal government in a move echoing decisions by Republican governors in Ohio and Wisconsin.

The debate has been a vociferous one here in the Gunshine State, but at the end of the day it boils down to understanding the simplicity of disagreeing with the democrat plan to make even more of the populous dependent upon yet another government subsidy.

There is not a rail system anywhere in the world that breaks even let alone generates a surplus, and that means higher taxes to pay for substandard  service. Substandard because, after all, the government has its grubby fingers in the till and everything the government touches is guaranteed to do two things lickety-split. Lose money at a prodigious rate and lose competence even quicker.

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