Well, at least CNN hasn’t become MSNBC just yet.
I thought you might want to see this report by America’s original cable news outlet on the $12 billion has been spent by Obama on his high-speed rail pipe dream.
You guessed it. Not a single piece of track for high-speed rail has been laid down yet. Some trains have been made a little bit faster.
As this report notes, $800 million of federal money was sent to Washington State to reduce the train ride between Seattle and Portland by ten minutes.
I don’t think you have to be a Jeffersonian advocate of states rights to wonder WHY IN THE WORLD THE REST OF THE UNITED STATES IS PAYING TO MAKE TRAINS A LITTLE FASTER IN WASHINGTON STATE.
Here’s a screen shot from the video, which shows Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in Washington State talking about the project. Note how his head is inadvertently positioned to block out the “H” in the U.S. High Speed Rail acronym, resulting a new acronym that suggests something closer to reality.
Here’s the CNN report by Anderson Cooper: