John Kerry Wants Federal High-Speed Rail Funds Rick Scott Rejected

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There's a reason cash-strapped states don't turn down federally funded projects on ideological grounds: because some other state -- where the residents have tiny lobsters embroidered on their yacht pants, say, and all claim to be the third Affleck brother -- will snatch that money right up for itself.

Last month, Poltergeist creepy guy look-alike and our governor Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion in funds that would have paid for a long-planned high-speed rail connecting Tampa and Orlando.

He branded it "Obamarail" -- even though the project was championed by Scott's Republican predecessor in office, Charlie Crist.

Now Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is leading his state's lawmakers in requesting that money for rail projects between Boston and Washington, D.C.

"We can use this money to revolutionize our transportation infrastructure," Kerry says, "create jobs, ease traffic congestion, and save oil."

But goddammit -- we like all that shit too!

Meanwhile, two Florida state senators, one from each party, have filed a lawsuit claiming Scott is obligated by law to accept the federal funds.

Scott might succeed at one thing heretofore thought impossible: making us miss Charlie Crist.

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Bernod9
Bernod9

Just to show what kind of people THE GREEN TEA PARTY are THEY backed some NUT for Governor who beat the TAX PAYERS out of BILLIONS, WAY TO GO . Hope he will do the same to the GREEN TEA PARTY THANKS RAY

Ecowgirlk870
Ecowgirlk870

who in the state of fl would vote for that uglybald headed idiot to gov this great stateof fl.he want quit until he can sees us at the bottom .lets impeach that nogood vagabond

Strangelove
Strangelove

How much did Kerry get in Big Dig kickbacks?

"He branded it "Obamarail" -- even though the project was championed by Scott's Republican predecessor in office, Charlie Crist."

It's called Obamarail because Chairman Obama's using Porkulus money to buy votes for his reelection. If he actually gave a crap about Florida, he would have allowed the money to be used on other projects. Therefore, it's nothing more than bribe money.

nevernot
nevernot

Time for impeachment. A criminal can't stay clean for long, we need to keep a close watch on Rick the Thief so we can bring up charges as soon as possible. Florida can't afford to wait a year to recall this crook.

classifier
classifier

Please, no more foreign contractors that hire out of state labor.

Jdmmanc10
Jdmmanc10

i dont think rick scott was endorsed or recognized by the tea party. As far as I'm aware, I think Marco Rubio is the only legislator that has tea party support

Cane
Cane

Tea Party candidates are extremist

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