$100 Billion Bullet

Uncle Joe says “We’ve got to spend money to keep from going bankrupt.”  Fortunately, California was listening:

Faster than a speeding bullet train, the cost of the state’s massive high-speed rail project has zoomed to nearly $100 billion — triple the estimate given to voters and more than enough to run the entire state government for a year.

What’s more, bullet trains won’t be up and running until at least 2033, much later than the original estimate of 2020, although that depends on the state finding the remaining 90 percent of the funds needed to complete the plan.

I guess bankruptcy is no longer in California’s future. Must be quite a relief–especially to the nurse who pulled down $270,000 last year working for the state prison system.

Wait a minute. Why don’t all the nurses get paid that much? Something just doesn’t seem fair about all this.