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Map of US Government Plan for High-Speed Rail

US Government Plan for High-Speed Rail

Yesterday, news outlets in Texas began to announce a new $5.6 Million grant toward the development of high-speed rail from McAllen, Texas, to Oklahoma City, OK (many outlets keep the McAllen point of origin quiet), noting that the plan has been in the works for 30 years without one mile of track having been laid.

See http://smmercury.com/archives/14832.

The new funding, it seems, is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), i.e., the failed 2009 Stimulus Bill.  In short, this is deficit spending, money we do not have, being fed into a program that big-government entities or special interests want.

The unspoken question is, who in Texas or Oklahoma even wants this?  What could be the purpose of a passenger rail line to and from the deep Texas border other than to enable Mexican workers, legal or illegal, not to mention drug smugglers and criminals like the infamous Rafael Resendez-Ramirez, a quicker, easier route into Texas and the Midwest?  High-speed rail is for passengers, not freight.

I have in the past joked that if Northern Yankees like illegal aliens so much, Texas should set up a special bus line to ship them directly across the state toward the Northeast.  I do not think that most Texans, however, are so ungenerous even to the rival Sooners as to pass the problem on to them.

© 2010 Paul A. Hughes

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Written by biblequestion

October 30, 2010 at 9:10 PM

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