Re: Florida scraps high-speed rail plan pushed by Obama
Originally Posted by TitusAndronicus
Road operations are subsidized. The Federal Highway Administration (the group in your definition) is funneled cash payment in the interests of the public and the economy.
HSR in its best form is targeted at airport relief. Currently the San Francisco-Los Angeles air route is the busiest in the country, and California airports are at capacity. We could spend money on a HSR network that allows for air carriers to drop the LA-SF route in favor of more profitable long haul routes, or we could expand the airports to equivalent capacity for more money.
You haven't been given a penny, you've been given 49% of a road in the form of maintenance and operations. Without which, I-10 would turn to a lunar landscape and your trucks would be breaking axles. Sounds like a financial benefit to me. Would you still rather have that penny?
So, the highway administration isn't a part of the government?
Originally Posted by poweRob
Interpreting the constitution is the sole job of the SCOTUS. That is what they are there for.
Originally Posted by apdst
Ok...where does Article 3 of The Constitution say interpret?