Florida’s Rick Scott Pulls The Plug On High Speed Rail.

By | February 16, 2011

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2 thoughts on “Florida’s Rick Scott Pulls The Plug On High Speed Rail.

  1. Daniel (twitter: @Mirac777) Post author

    Hi Amy,

    How does Scotts “personal agenda” fit into the Feds putting out 430 million and putting taxpayers here on the hook for 3.2 billion dollars? ( Just for starters) Sure jobs are great, but at what cost? 60 million for a temp job? Did you read the whole piece here? Do you understand about maintenance and over-run costs always prevelant in these projects?
    Do you understand that there is only one rail project similar to this that even comes close to breaking even and it is in heavily populated Toronto Canada? We dont have the population to even come close to the fake revenue “projections” within the plans for this project by those trying to sell it.

    Scott is a businessman, not a politician throwing taxpayer dollars down a black hole irresponsibly. He has no agenda other than making this state economically sound.I live near Tampa.My brother is in Orlando.I worked in Orlando for 5 years off of University drive. FYI- Scott wanted to see about using the funds to widen I-4 and I-75, and the feds said NO! Now why would they do that? Because they are the ones with the agenda here when we look at the big picture, instead of denying the reality of how government has a complete history of appropiating funds for projects and cost over-runs end up costing 10, 20 even 50 times higher than projected! This isnt luring tourism from Tampa to Orlanda or vice versa either. That statement is a joke that holds no basis in reality in conjunction with what I have seen in 28 years near Tampa and also living in Orlando.

    People might want to acknowledge that Florida voters turned down high-speed rail last November also.So the voters say no, and we are supposed to be over-ruled by a minority working with Tyrants wanting to put us billions more in debt? Thats not how things work in America and Florida. It is the people’s money, they have said no to this boondoggle, and now Governor Scott has done the right thing and delivered a great decision!

    PS: If you are concerned about the price of gasoline maybe you should be writing to Obama and demanding that he release the 600 oil drilling permits he has illegally suspended against a federal judges ruling.
    As far as Scott’s figures being fantasy? Put up some facts to back that statement up and I just might take you seriously. Until then you have basically been a Scott basher along the standard liberal lines of denial of reality. Hope and Change hasn’t got us “winning the future”, nope, instead it has us 14.5 trillion dollars in debt with another 1.6 TRILLION for this year projected by the CBO.

    Thank God we didn’t let that big government Liberal Alex Sink near Talahasee!

  2. amy22george

    What a major mistake! For someone who ran on creating jobs this a curious move. He is running the state like a corporate dictator and allowing his personal agenda to cloud his decisions about what’s best for this state. High speed rail would help tourism tremendously, improve standard of living (which corporations note when locating) and of course create thousands of badly needed construction jobs. Scott’s figures and concerns are pure fantasy. At most the state’s contribution would be no more than one-tenth of overall cost.

    Anyone who makes the frustrating drive between Tampa and Orlando can tell you it’s desperately needed and will be used. Especially when gas rises to more than $5 a gallon.

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