Washington, disdaining the decisions of Ohio and Wisconsin voters, replied that it will find states that will waste the money.
California will. Although prostrate from its own profligacy, it will sink tens of billions of its own taxpayers’ money in the 616-mile San Francisco–to–San Diego line. Supposedly 39 million people will eagerly pay much more than an airfare in order to travel slower. Between 2008 and 2009, the projected cost increased from $33 billion to $42.6 billion.
I don't like George Will much but I have to say he gets this right. He is quite correct to say that the impulse behind these projects is a collectivist one: Obama and his men want you on trains because they think it's selfish to drive cars. It is safe to surmise that Ayn Rand would not approve.
"Paging John Galt"