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Feds To Audit CA High-Speed Rail
Project As Funding Flounders

HotAir, by Ed Morrissey

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Posted By:danvillebill, 4/14/2018 5:03:52 PM

Gee, I wonder what federal auditors will find — besides a phantom train set and a lot of wasted money? With a new study out showing that California doesn’t have the funding to complete even the first phase of their high-speed rail project, the Inspector General for the Department of Transportation will open the books to see how federal monies have been spent: California’s high-speed rail project is facing an audit from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s as costs continue to climb. The inspector general’s audit, announced Thursday, will examine the Federal Railroad Administration’s oversight of nearly $3.5 billion in

I guess you can call this project a boondoggle inasmuch as it will go no further than the boonies.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: readaholic, 4/14/2018 5:06:11 PM     (No. 11602325)

For the millionth time, thank you God for President Donald J. Trump.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/14/2018 5:08:45 PM     (No. 11602327)

So I’ll say it: I told you so!!!!

Project sold to mostly Dem voters under bogus circumstances. Garbage in, garbage out. The numbers didn’t begin to make sense.

California was for long years a Republican state. We’re hoping the lemmings who came here for sunshine and the good life will leave and take their dreadful politics with them.

/s/Native Californian, and proud of it


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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 4/14/2018 6:41:27 PM     (No. 11602387)

My bet is that is going to be like unwrapping a dirty diaper.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: qwerty, 4/14/2018 6:59:46 PM     (No. 11602400)

PLEASE look long hard and deep. I´m sure there are some "between the sheets" payments. I also am willing to bet there just might be a finding that will connect "moonbeam" to the theft of federal funding. Wishing here but to see the clown frog marched in an orange jump suit would be so nice.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Omen, 4/14/2018 7:03:22 PM     (No. 11602401)

Where will dems get the $$$?
That´s easy.
Pass a special tax on Silicon Valley.
Call it the Fair Share Bullet Train tax.
The companies there can fork over 10-15% of their gross income to build the train.
How could they deny it.
It´s for the children!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 4/14/2018 8:09:41 PM     (No. 11602435)

Don´t you people understand?

They´re trying to save The World! Yes - - save The Entire World!

So what´s a few hundred billion dollars? Isn´t The World worth it?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Socio, 4/14/2018 8:15:37 PM     (No. 11602439)

I predict they find a train load of corruption and missing funds, but not a red face in the house.

The officials in California are without integrity and arrogant enough to rob you in broad daylight and leave you their business card.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 4/14/2018 8:46:54 PM     (No. 11602455)

All of you liberal voters in California or any other state need to understand something when politicians promise a high-speed rail line with whistle-clean, bullet-nosed trains whizzing for hundreds of miles between cities at 200+ mph and staffed by neat and courteous professionals like those in Japan, China, or Europe. Listen very carefully: It can´t happen in this country. Sorry to disappoint you, but our system simply can´t do it and no amount of money will ever change that. Too much bureaucracy, too much capital investment, too much in maintenance costs, too many unions, too much graft, too little pride, and too many other ways to get from point A to point B. So, please forget about it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ribald1, 4/14/2018 9:34:05 PM     (No. 11602480)

Trains are the symbol of the glory years of Socialism/Communism.
They not only represented brute force centralization of distribution, but they also carted the surplus population to locations where they could be liquidated.
As a result, this antique technology will forever plague us until the last leftist gives out his last breath.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 4/14/2018 9:56:22 PM     (No. 11602496)

People used to rob trains. Now, trains rob people...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 4/14/2018 11:31:00 PM     (No. 11602526)

I am wondering if this will entangle Finestein´s own husband in this. He landed a juicy multi million dollar contract out of this boondoggle. He and other cronies are the only ones getting anything. The taxpayers certainly aren´t.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/15/2018 4:27:43 AM     (No. 11602587)

The auditor will probably find out the fed money was ripped off to either pay for CA pensions or to provide more benefits for illegals, or maybe both.

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