Stimulus Watch has built a website that details each state’s “stimulus” projects. Nevada’s totals $1.5-billion, not including the Peidtrain.
I cannot more highly recommend this graphic, from the Washington Post.
(Peid is a contraction of Pelosi-Reid and rhymes with “speed”)
The stimulus package passed tonight apparently includes $8-billion for a Vegas-to-Riverside Peid Train.
It will have less capacity than Southwest Airlines, and will take longer. Hopefully, it will cost less to ride. Otherwise, we’ll have to outlaw Southwest Airlines.
Plus or minus, the Peid Train divides out to $4,000 per man, woman and child in Las Vegas. The burden will fall on our grandchildren, since this Congress and President lack the morality to actually fund their lardfest by collecting the money from the living. Or, perhaps, the feds will default on the debt.