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Get back to the politics that it -- in the middle of the sequester -- there is apparently big -- still for a five and a half billion dollar high speed train.
From what's it gonna go I think it's gonna go from victim -- California to Vegas sounds like a fine idea to me the potty train.
Judson -- senior politics -- -- with foxnews.com.
Why on earth would anybody complain about it train that takes you to Vegas.
-- -- -- -- -- exactly the question that Harry Reid is trying to put out in congress right now.
But in fact there are a lot of lawmakers as you can imagine who I disagree with him and disagree with Nevada's other senator Dean Heller was a Republican.
This has -- your classic project where transportation project where you have local lawmakers regional lawmakers.
Like -- -- Heller who are gung ho about this they really want this to go forward but like you said this is five point five billion dollars it would be the largest -- of its kind.
If it's approved it and you know these are times of sequester you have the possible debt ceiling standoff coming up in a couple months you have.
Two concurrent arguments and battles going on over around budgets and stop have budgets.
And amid all this is still have a five point five -- billion dollar transportation long.
On man there are a lot of questions about whether taxpayers if they actually you know put -- this money -- would ever get paid back.
You know whether ridership -- is often the case with high speed rail projects actually live up to expectations.
And provide the revenue for it.
So -- just in the -- they'd.
Is it these are those who are against this -- -- making a direct comparison.
To some of the -- that are coming up bat because of the sequester it seems like that's a little bit of a leap to get from the white has to has canceled.
To five point five billion dollar.
Train project which I guess senator Reid would say also creates golf's.
We're he would he does and says senator -- you the lawmakers who are now complaining about this and it.
Pull a fair amount of water on the -- -- Paul Ryan.
Chairman of the House Budget Committee as well as senator Jeff Sessions who previously was the top Republican.
On the Senate Budget Committee and they're both complaining about this and you know you're right they're not necessarily saying.
You know let's cut this train in an open the White House back up to -- from the public.
-- you know one doesn't necessarily affect the other directly.
But they're saying and these are austere times and we should be spending our money wisely and you know five point five billion dollar loan and keep in mind -- to be a seven billion dollar project.
So -- federal the federal government and taxpayers you and me would be.
Providing the lion's share -- 80% of the money for this project -- -- afford.
And they're saying you know perhaps election because there are just flat and asking that secretary of transportation Ray LaHood.
Pull back and do what he can suits -- -- this project and applied the money to what they would say are more sensible.
-- one shot deal project.
All right does somebody -- politics editor of foxnews.com and if you want to read more about this that is an obstacle I'll -- foxnews.com.
Lawmakers questioning me what they call a risky five and a half billion dollar loan for -- high speed Vegas train amid sequester.
Cutbacks the hit -- are gonna join us in a moment to to allege Gutierrez but we were just saying.
We need a high speed train from new fuel to Vegas that would be a ride and might Victorville the -- in the middle and no way you get New York to Vegas.
I do that.
Three day trip has -- three days in Vegas three days back.
-- -- a way to lose only money but it would be fun anyway.
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