Friday, February 25, 2011

Yeah, Scott still doesn't like high speed rail

Posted on Governor Scott's Facebook page at 4:59 pm today (link to message here):

My position on High Speed Rail remains unchanged.  I believe High Speed Rail is a federal boondoggle, as I said more than a week ago.  This morning I communicated to Secretary LaHood that as long as Florida remains on the hook for cost overruns, operating costs and paybacks in the case of default, I will vigorously oppose this project.

Since that time, Secretary LaHood has extended his own deadline for coming up with a way to alleviate Florida’s risk on High Speed Rail.  While I appreciate his continued efforts to keep the project alive in Florida, it is important to note that I have yet to see any proposal that accomplishes my goal of eliminating risk to Florida’s taxpayers.
Yep. He still doesn't like the train. Guess our Governor isn't scared of Senator Nelson

I continue to be amused by this story. The fact that politicians - both at the state and federal level - think they can bully or intimidate Rick Scott (who, as we all know, does not need this job) into changing his mind, is one of the more hysterical things I've seen in awhile.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Sarah. Ted Cruz seems like a great candidate. Will have to look into him some more.


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