In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed concerning the California state government’s response to a state court finding that the state’s high-speed rail authority had violated the 2008 ballot initiative authorizing $10 billion in bonds for the 500-mile train’s initial construction, thereby hamstringing (temporarily) this white bullet train, Allysia Finley quoted Governor Jerry Brown (D) as saying,
It’s not a setback. As we speak we’re spending money, we’re moving ahead.
Indeed. Isn’t that the point of this project that only a Democrat could love? To spend money?