It is no surprise that President Trump now demands that California give back $3.5 billion in federal funds for that bullet train that was not built. In a play on words, Trump tweeted that the planned bullet train between San Francisco and LA was “a green disaster!” This refers to the Democrat Green New Deal that proposes to end airline travel and suggests that the world will end in 12 years – sounds like a Hollywood blockbuster. This idea from the freshman Congresswoman, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, is one of the most impressive meme generators in internet history. The Green New Deal, has some shocking points that are now being mocked as a joke by both Democrats and Republicans alike.
California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars. They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money back now. Whole project is a “green” disaster!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2019
On Tuesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a scale back version of the $77 billion high-speed rail project that originally was proposed to cost $10 billion dollars. It is now said to cost too much and will take too long to build, these are the words of the new governor. Remember, Mr Newsome is advocating free child care and health benefits for everyone in the state, regardless of citizenship. This idea for the high speed train was tabled in 2008 in the Obama White House and now the state of California has no funds to support it. The most shocking part of this story is that the new Gov. Newsom, walked in with a state budget surplus of $15 billion and he is burning through it at a record rate.
Of course, President Trump who has been searching for border wall money to the tune of $5.7 billion, is now being somewhat vocal about the $77 billion price tag on the train. It was the Proposition 1A that authorized the $10 billion bond money for construction of the high-speed rail system that was supposed to send trains down the line at 220 miles per hour. The 520-mile rail system from San Francisco to LA was not expected to be operational until the 2030s. However, note that China has built thousands of miles of high speed trains in the past 20 years as their construction technology is state-of-the art and they do not have the number of restrictions that the US has in construction standards – especially California.
The California social engineering project that has the highest number of homeless and drug addicts in America as well as a social welfare system that pays for foreign nationals` health and child services will not have train line from San Francisco to LA. And with the Green New Deal, and air transportation, if the Democrats get their way will cease as well.