California To Pull The Plug On Billion-Dollar Bullet Train

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  1. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Wow, some common sense and fiscal responsibility finally coming out of California. Amazing.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ca...on-dollar-bullet-train-cites-ballooning-costs
     
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    don't worry AOC will bring this back with the green new deal, just exchange your airplanes :p
     
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    I believe American Airlines has over 900 planes in their fleet. Figure $200 million per plane. Cheapest around $78 Million and most expensive around $400 million. If one does the numbers for the cost of the planes for just one single company you will find that the cost to build the bullet train is not all that bad. They should just get the Chinese to build it for them :p:D lol.. Those over inflated prices to build the bullet train is just like the over inflated prices of medication in America where they cost 3-10 more compared to other countries :rolleyes:
     
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    Looks like California would’ve bankrupted itself before the “end of the world” as predicted in less than 12 years.
     
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    Headline:California cancels bullet train.

    Read:California outlaws bullets.:p:D:eek:
     
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    Typical. But of course the government can administer healthcare to every citizen with any graft or corruption. It's always rainbows and unicorns in their minds.

    FYI, if you want a concrete example of total government run healthcare, take a gander of the nightmare on acid that is the Veterans Administration.
     
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    So AOC's plans for bullet trains from LA to NY aren't looking too promising huh?
     
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    California is an embarrassment. Looking forward to packing up and taking my family elsewhere.
     
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    It would take more than 12 years just to start all the environmental studies of this.
     
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    It might impact a grasshopper somehow ...
     

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    I suspect, for “the greater good”, the environment be damned. Those grasshoppers won’t know what hit them.
     
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    Someone other less wealthy countries manage to have things like this, as well as overall better mass transit systems.
     
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    That's the price you pay for being exceptional.
     
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    We see this alot here in Alaska, roads to nowhere, gas pipelines, oil drilling.

    The politicians and lobbyists push for some asinine project. Tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on studies, research and "outreach" and then the projects dies because they discovered the project was too expensive. Everyone seems to ignore where(or to whom) all that money that was spent up to that point went. In some cases they spend more money on studies and research than what it would have cost if they just built whatever they were studying.
     
  23. JagdTiger macrumors 6502

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    Everything costs more in America than say Europe or Japan so they can design and and manufacture high speed trains and implement them while not the same here.
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    There is a word for that...corruption.
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    Better and less expensive internet too!
     
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    Emphasis is mine.
    Corruption or regulation?
    Maybe both?
     
  25. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Because as much as a douchebag Gavin Newsom is, he isn't money stupid. He's always looked toward the future (30-50 years) and not the 10-15 years his predecessors, including Arnie, thought about.
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    OTOH, we could have used "slave" labor by using the California's prisoners as labor. Pay them a dime a day.
     

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