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Nixon & Carnahan in St. Louis for “Stimulus” (Pork) Photo Op

January 28th, 2010 by mopns · No Comments

Gov. Jay Nixon, Russ Carnahan and a “White House official” will be in St. Louis today to tout a little but of stimulus. The latest example of the Obama Administration’s payoff to the unions, is a $1.1 billion (that’s with a ‘B’) grant for the building of a high speed rail service line between St. Louis and Chicago:

The White House is announcing $8 billion in grants around the nation for what some Democrats are calling a national rail-building program that could rival the interstate highways begun in the Eisenhower era.

The projects include $1.1 billion to improve a rail line between Chicago and St. Louis so that trains travel up to 110 mph. Read more…

We can all agree that job creation in this weak, Obama economy is a top priority, but creating temporary jobs for your political base – at taxpayer expense – is not the right solution. The President said last night that he would use his veto pen to enforce “fiscal discipline.” In our opinion, future projects like these are a great place to start.

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  • 1 Fran // Jan 28, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Another “shovel-ready” project? What a joke! Just what we need — a high-speed train to thug city!

  • 2 Jane // Feb 3, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Last I checked, Southwest and AA could get me there in under an hour. This baby will fly at 3-4 hours! How did this happen???

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