California's top member of Congress opposes high-speed rail plan
(The following appeared on the Weekly Standard website on March 8, 2011.)
President Obama’s controversial plan for a high-speed rail system took a hit Tuesday as the top California member of Congress, House majority whip Kevin McCarthy, voiced strong opposition to building a new rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Though the line would run through his hometown of Bakersfield, McCarthy insisted it would be a bad investment, especially now with government debt soaring.
In California, the high-speed rail system would cost at least $60 billion just to build, then require a subsidy to operate.
The full story is at www.WeeklyStandard.com.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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