Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist.
Of all the outrageous boondoggles Senator Dianne Feinstein has supported, at the moment in time with her strong push for an unneeded bullet train the 79 year old senator my be showing signs of dementia.
The bill authorizes the state to begin selling $4.5 billion in voter-approved bonds that includes $2.6 billion to build an initial 130-mile stretch of the high-speed rail line in the Central Valley. That will allow the state to collect another $3.2 billion in federal funding that could have been rescinded if lawmakers failed to act Friday.
The current U.S. Budget debt is $16.4 trillion with the deficit growing at $901 Billion. The U.S. is currently facing, $50 trillion in off-balance sheet obligations, $37 trillion for Medicare, $9 trillion for Social Security and those numbers grow faster than inflation and faster than the economy when the economy grows.
California’s own budget deficit has swelled to over $16 billion.
Feinstein, the tax and spend progressive, has been a long-time supporter of high-speed rail, urged quick action by Governor Brown to avoid losing $3.5 billion in federal funds for the project.
Here comments came as Orange County Assembly woman Diane Harkey introduced a bill to halt state debt funding for the high-speed rail project.
Now that the funding has been approved and Jerry Brown will sign the bill that means more unionized public sector jobs from The California High Speed Rail Authority.
Just think the first segment of the line will run from Madera to Bakersfield. Well Dianne and her progressive cronies have finally done it. She will be finally have something of insignificance named for her, “Dianne’s train to nowhere.
Statewide, according to a Field Poll released Saturday, Feinstein leads with 51 percent to Emken’s 32 percent.
Emken leads Feinstein, 44-40, in the state’s inland counties, even though she is relatively unknown.
Feinstein, however, leads in the more populated coastal counties, 56-27.
This poll fails to factor in the anti-encumbent mood of the voters. With failed economic policies that have destroyed jobs, sent businesses out of state and overseas as Elizabeth gains more name recognition she will rapidly close the so-called gap.
Join Elizabeth and the e-team and put and end to wasteful democrat boondoggles. It will take a fiscal conservative like Elizabeth to get the job done.
Elizabeth is in it to win it and far more qualified to provide the voters the environment that will put them back to work. Elizabeth served in management, financial analysis, and corporate operations at IBM. As an efficiency and cost cutting expert, Elizabeth utilized activity-based cost analyses to identify administrative savings across IBM U.S. – helping streamline operations, eliminate waste, and save the company millions of dollars.
Elizabeth graduated from UCLA in 1984 with degrees in Economics and Political Science. Her studies included course work at Cambridge University, where she focused on political and economic issues in China and the Middle East.