Mere moments ago, I posted about the absurd railroad politics in Wisconsin and Ohio. Now this: “Sources say feds to pull, redistribute state’s high-speed rail money.” The money quote:
“Congressional sources say the Obama administration is taking $1.2 billion in high-speed rail money away from Ohio and Wisconsin and awarding it to projects in other states. People familiar with the grants say the Department of Transportation will announce Thursday that California, Illinois and New York, among other states, will get a share of the funds. Republican governors opposed to high-speed rail were elected in Ohio and Wisconsin in November. They have promised to kill projects in their states.”
That’s right folks, the states will now have to pay back the feds, will lose high-speed rail infrastructure, and will lose the jobs created by construction, maintenance, and ridership, and might lose the manufacturing jobs for making the trains.