Thanks to Will at The Reactionary Epicurean for alerting me to this doozy of a boondoggle. The Amtrak Line stopped running because of a lack of sufficient ridership, so, clearly, the best policy is to spend millions of dollars, hundreds of millions, on a magnetic levitation train between a ghastly, artificial representation of America, long-lost to capitalism, (and roller coasters, too,) and the Mecca of the real American dream, coming up with money for nothing.
I’m all for transit; let’s, however, build trains that matter, trains that connect places that matter, trains that don’t cost more than the cheaper diesel-electric alternatives. Thanks, Harry Reid. A big middle finger in the air to you.