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The High-Speed Rail Boondoggle

In January 2009, then president-elect, Barack Obama, rode into Washington, DC on an Amtrak train.  His, pre-inaugural, one-day trip was a symbolic nod to Lincoln’s similar journey, some years ago.  Exactly one month later, now, President Obama signed in-to-law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  The ARRA, among other things, provided $8 billion towards … Continue reading