Obama wants to build $5 billion train to nowhere for Reid supporters

March 26, 2012 05:29

The $5 billion would create about 722 permanent jobs at almost $7 million per job but make millions for Harry Reid campaign donors.

This is another example of how your money is being blown to buy votes and laundered into Democrat campaigns.

Michael Blood, AP reports at Business Insider


Privately held DesertXpress is on the verge of landing a $4.9 billion loan from the Obama administration to build the 150 mph train ….


“It’s insanity,” says Thomas Finkbiner of the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver. “People won’t drive to a train to go someplace. If you are going to drive, why not drive all the way and leave when you want?”


Reid initially backed a rival project that planned to use magnetic power to reach Orange County, but he jumped trains shortly after Rogich became co-chair of Republicans for Reid, a Nevada group with ties to the gambling industry that helped Reid win re-election in 2010.


… Marnell has donated at least $15,000 to political committees connected to Reid since 2010, including a $5,000 donation in May to the senator’s Searchlight Leadership Fund.


…. Gary Tharaldson, who donated $10,000 to a Reid committee ….




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