Friday, January 29, 2010

What "spending freeze"?

The day after they announce a bogus "spending freeze":

The USA took a first step toward building a national high-speed rail network when the Obama administration announced the winners of $8 billion in grants for rail-building projects Thursday.

"We want to start looking deep into the 21st century," President Obama said at a town hall meeting in Tampa. "There's no reason why other countries can build high-speed rail lines and we can't."

Thirteen existing rail corridors in 31 states will receive funds. The big winners: California, Florida and Illinois.

They're not even trying to make believe the "spending freeze" is real.

By the way - - $8 billion for California, Florida and Illinois? Payback to Republican governors who supported the stimulus bill, and pork for the home team.

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