California Has Spent over $5bn on ‘Bullet Train to Nowhere’

As reported by Breitbart

The State of California has now spent over $5 billion on its long-delayed high-speed rail project — roughly the same amount of money that Democrats are refusing to provide President Donald Trump for his border wall proposal.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority, which intends to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles with a bullet train, was approved by voters in a 2008 referendum. However, barely any of it has been built. The cost of the train continues to rise; the technical difficulties continue to mount; and the public remains unconvinced of its value.

Lee Ohanian of the conservative Hoover Institution wrote last month:

Governor Gavin Newsom once opposed the high-speed rail, but later reversed himself and now supports the project — though future funding is uncertain.

Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress — led by California’s own Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of San Francisco — continue to oppose President Donald Trump’s request for $5.7 billion to build a “wall” — a bollard steel fence — along parts of the U.S.-Mexico border, where a fence would be appropriate, along with other security measures.

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As a result, the partial federal government shutdown is about to become the longest ever, exceeding 21 days.