17 Apr '12, 11am

OH, WI, NJ, & FL Governors Lied to Public to Kill High-Speed Trains #wiunion #p2 #p2b #wipolitics via @psave cc @jer45

OH, WI, NJ, & FL Governors Lied to Public to Kill High-Speed Trains #wiunion #p2 #p2b #wipolitics via @psave cc @jer45

Remember the exciting announcements about a nationwide high-speed rail network that Obama made in 2010 ? And remember how several Tea Party governors killed high-speed rail in their states? Well, if it wasn’t painfully obvious before, Angie Schmitt of Streetsblog recently wrote a great post on the lies these Tea Party governors of FL, OH, NJ, and WI used, and the actual facts. Here’s that post reposted in full : Image Credit: Miami Herald/Politifact Wisconsin, Ohio, New Jersey, Florida — the Republican governors in each of these states recently aborted a major rail project claiming it was too expensive. Their methods were remarkably similar; their justifications aligned. In many ways, it was like they were all working from the same playbook. Now that the Government Accountability Office has exposed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s distortions (a.k.a. lies) to justify k...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/04/17/oh-wi-nj-fl-governors-li...

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