Tell Sen. Bill Nelson "NO" to High Speed Rail!
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!
United States Senate
716 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Sam Gibbons Federal Court House
801 N. Florida Ave., 4th Floor
Tampa, Florida 33602