High Speed Rail
In 2009, Obama “bragged” about cutting $100 million from the budget by encouraging people to save money on travel by video conferencing.
Now he wants to spend $53 billion, with a ‘B’, on high speed trains so people can travel instead of video conferencing.
Passenger trains have been a money pit for years in the US, there is no evidence that anything short of divine intervention is going to change that in the near future.
It”s a classic example of government in action: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it.