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Tell Sen. Bill Nelson "NO" to High Speed Rail!

February 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, States Rights, Uncategorized

Yesterday, Gov Scott formalized his decision to
refuse stimulus dollars to finance a high speed rail line between Orlando
and Tampa by calling up US Sec of Transportation Ray LaHood and stating such.
 He cited that the inevitable cost overruns were too risky for Floridians
 during these economic times and that the maintenance of this system would fall on the shoulders of the Florida taxpayers.  

Soon after, US Sen Bill Nelson called up LaHood to see “how he could keep
 this project going forward since the state of Florida will not participate.
Sen Nelson is sidestepping the Constitution of Florida as well as the
 US Constitution in this matter and we need to call him out on it.
 The citizens of Florida voted out high speed rail in 2004.  We do not want
 the president’s vision of transportation imposed upon us.  High speed rail
 is to transportation as Obamacare is to healthcare.  We do not want the
 close to $3 billion in stimulus dollars that our nation does not have and
 requires either printing more money (at the risk of inflation) or borrowing
 more from foreign governments (like China).  USdebtclock.org has determined
 that every taxpayer’s share of our national debt now stands at $127,000.
 Slicing the data another way, every man, woman, child and grandchild owes
 over $45,000!  This is unsustainable and we all can agree that the
 spending has to STOP!
 We need to send a message to Sen Nelson that Floridians do not want high
 speed rail and we want to follow the Constitutional Balance of powers and
 the tenth amendment!  Please call or fax or email today!
 Washington, D.C.
 United States Senate
 716 Senate Hart Office Building
 Washington, DC 20510
 Phone: 202-224-5274
 Fax: 202-228-2183
 Tampa
 Sam Gibbons Federal Court House
 801 N. Florida Ave., 4th Floor
 Tampa, Florida 33602
 Phone: 813-225-7040
 Fax: 813-225-7050

Comments

4 Responses to “Tell Sen. Bill Nelson "NO" to High Speed Rail!”
  1. Jim Sharp says:

    My e-mail:

    Dear Senator Nelson,

    My wife and I want you to know that we are appalled at the actions that you are taking in an attempt to ram high-speed rail down the throats of Floridians. We elected Governor Scott to stop the “train wreck” of spending – be it in Tallahassee or Washington DC. Thus far, a month into his term, Governor Scott has done an admirable job.

    High-speed rail may be a neat idea in theory. So is space travel. But high-speed rail, like space travel, is something that is incredibly expensive and will benefit a very small percentage of Floridians. It is, quite frankly, something that we simply cannot afford and do not need. If we were swimming in money, it might be viewed differently by persons of fiscally sound principles. But we are not and it is not.

    You are attempting to do exactly as you and your cohorts in the Congress did with the monstrosity of a health care bill – using political chicanery to circumvent the process against the wishes of the majority of the citizenry. And we are not happy about being played for fools – a second time.

    It will not be forgotten come election time next year. With all due respect, sir, may we suggest that you get your golf clubs polished sometime prior to November 2012?

  2. Douglas says:

    Well we know Nelson is another progressive career politician, which means he has no common sense. Governor Scott layed out very clearly, why the rail line is a terrible cost burden for the State. We need to stop the politicians from pandering, which is illegal by the way.

    Governor Scott must be doing a great job, because every article in the Sun and every letter to the editor are against him. I would really be afraid, if the poor sister of the New Yorrk Times were for conservative values.

  3. Gerald Davis says:

    I sent a hand written letter to Governor Scott on Wednesday thanking him for the rail decision and the other things he has done. Yesterday I sent emails to Governor Scott, Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio. It was nice to see the GTP mail this morning with the Liberty mass email. I sent that also! Even if nothing comes of my effort it still feels good!
    +Fiscal responsibility
    +Limited government
    +Free markets
    Keep repeating this and its bound to rub off!

  4. Barbara says:

    No need to repeat the above messages to Mr. Nelson. If he does not listen to our requests, he will certainly hear us when he is up for re-election.

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