Obama keeps pushing for a high speed rail system, meanwhile, many in the GOP disdain the idea and the spending it would require. I have even heard some Conservatives argue that the only reason we have the national highway system, is for better transportation of troops.
If we didn't have the highway system, do you think the US economy would be nearly as powerful?
The GOP claims they want to improve the economy, and Obama can't do it... so is the GOP on the wrong side here?
A high speed rail system would allow quicker and more efficient transportation of labor and people in general, and quicker and more efficient transportation of labor and people over longer distances.
Many businesses in the USA would benefit from a rail system. Not only could companies send people to various locations on flights, but we'd have the choice to travel across country by rail too. I have found this to be a very real and huge barrier since graduating college. A lot of talented and bright people in the business world hate flying, and they often turn down jobs and promotions because it requires some flying.
Investing in a rail system would create jobs, and it give us more control over reducing US dependence on oil.
I believe that if America refuses to invest in a high speed rail system, the American economy will be held back.
What do you think?