Hugo Chavez and Jerry Brown's shared delusion

The Democrats in the California Legislature, Governor Jerry Brown, and their co-enablers, the powerful labor unions, have been waterboarding the taxpayers of California with the insane notion of building a high-speed rail network in the Golden State. Never mind that the cost will eventually run a half trillion dollars in a state that currently runs a $16 billon annual deficit. The following article was written by Francisco Toro, and published in the International Herald Tribune, part of the NY Times company. Read the entire article, the parallels to California are scarily striking. Chavez's Great Train Robbery ORTIZ, Venezuela - Isolated, scrubby and scorching hot, the edge of Venezuela's central plains just south of the heavily populated coastal highlands isn't exactly tourist-brochure material. A few towns and no cities are scattered throughout the area, and agriculture there has been depressed for years. Although its sparseness would seem to make this part of the plains...(Read Full Post)