Do you hate the car(s) you drive and instead would rather take public transportation like bus and rail?
But Obama’s Secretary of Transportation says you do!
Nicholas Ballasy reports for The Daily Caller that at the American Public Transportation Association’s legislative conference last Monday, March 11, 2013, soon-to-retire Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was making a case for high-speed rail in America. LaHood said Americans want to “get off the 95 corridor,” “get out of their cars” and use a more “convenient” form of transportation.
He said: “Ridership is at an all-time high on Amtrak on the northeast corridor. Amtrak is making money on the northeast corridor. Why? Because the people are ahead of the politicians on this. People want to get off the 95 coordinator, get out of their cars [and] have a convenient way to travel. This is where America is moving, and in every budget proposal the president has put forth, he’s included high-speed rail. We will not be dissuaded by detractors. High-speed rail is coming to America, and it’s coming because of the president’s investment. It’s going to happen. There’s no stopping it.”
You can watch and hear LaHood for yourself, here.
La Hood and his boss, the POS in the White House, are
marching goose-stepping to the tune of UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development’s Sustainable Cities Strategy — a regional plan to replace cities, counties, and states with Mega-Regions. High-speed trains are the building blocks for the Mega-Regions, where personal car usage will be restricted in favor of public transportation, and individual homes replaced with high-density housing. All decided by unelected boards of elected officials. (Read more about the Sustainable Cities Strategy, here.)
And that’s precisely why, despite being BILLIONS of dollars in deficit, California’s dysfunctional state government nevertheless insists on the construction of expensive high-speed rail.
H/t FOTM’s sage_brush