Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    Some of the most overcrowded schools in the country due to all the illegal aliens, yet Bozo Brown(D) wants to build an 80 BILLION DOLLAR train to nowhere.

  2. alcors3

    alcors3 said, about 2 years ago

    When Mafio Cuomo was gov of Ny he wanted to shove a Mag-lev train between Albany & NYC. What we need are trains that run on time so people can make connections.

  3. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Read in the LA Times yesterday that the evaluation committee changed the criteria so a company that has a history of fraudulent billing, payoffs and low-balling (then demanding increases for change orders) would win the first construction bid.

  4. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 2 years ago

    This is simply a way for Govn. to buy, with tax payer funds, more never ending union jobs providing nothing to society. It’s like those stupid walls next to freeways. They’re ugly, no one really wants them, yet every 8-10 years they need to be replaced by union workers. It’s money laundering by the Democrats, the more union jobs they buy the more campaign funds the union bosses kick back.
    It’s all about the money.

  5. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 2 years ago

    All mass transit does is move people around more cheaply and efficiently than in individual cars. Why would any rational person want that?

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 2 years ago

    @earthworm

    Hey good idea…sort of like when President O formed a commission to evaluate and come up with a plan to reduce the deficit and debt. So called experts. And what happened?

    It was ignored.

  7. Whatroughbeast

    Whatroughbeast said, about 2 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    Probably because nobody wants to go to a specific place any time they choose without having to walk down dark dangerous streets.

  8. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 2 years ago

    @Whatroughbeast

    Paranoid people wetting themselves with fear should not be the barometer by which mass transit is designed.

  9. Whatroughbeast

    Whatroughbeast said, about 2 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    Of course not, The greater good wins out and what’s a few dead bodies in the light of that? Mass transit encompasses a great deal more that inter-urban rail.

  10. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Chillbilly: Hmm, drive 45 minutes to Union Station (Los Angeles) pay parking, ride train for 6 hours (2.5 hr travel + 7 stops), rent car at SFO, drive to destination or drive 6 hours from home to destination. Tough choice.

  11. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 2 years ago

    @hphundt

    That sounds remarkably like air travel.

    What if you could take you car with you on the train?

  12. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, about 2 years ago

    @rvernon

    that is not where they are going to build it!!

  13. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, about 2 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    try ridding the trolley ($$$$) and bus from one point to another in San Diego and see how long it takes you…they built the trolley and I see very few riders on it (and I see one or two almost every day in different parts of the cities around San Diego. The most people that ride it are from the border into San Diego. Not only that but a lot of riders don’t ever pay

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @hphundt

    A company can be rapidly bankrupted if there isn’t a change order clause in their contract. If you have a job 75% completed and the customer changes his mind about something, you can be in big trouble without that change order provision. What are you supposed to do if you have to tear up 20% of what you have completed? This is particularly important when dealing with the government. They do everything by committee and make changes constantly. It’s why so many government projects have cost overruns and why initial bids on government contracts are so high.

  15. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    @rvernon

    Actually the first 10 BILLION DOLLAR stretch goes from Bakersfield to Fresno.

    Yep, nowhere.

    A recent report said it would COST taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year in losses due to low ridership.

    I think Ca has more serious problems.

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