2018 has gotten so stupid that Democrat Randy Bryce, candidate in Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district, is criticizing Republican Gov. Scott Walker for taking federal money to complete a highway project in Wisconsin:
These are Scott Walker's priorities.
When the Obama Administration offered $810 million so Wisconsin could build high speed rail to help US get to work, he turned down the money.
But when Foxconn needed a new highway, he rolled out the red carpet. https://t.co/vYUZerEKkO
— Randy Bryce (@IronStache) June 11, 2018
Based on every single false promise that’s now been exposed in California, saying no to the high-speed fail dollars makes a lot of sense:
Scott follows WI Gov Scott Walker and OH Gov John Kasich in rejecting federal $$ for high-speed rail. Worried state taxpayers w/d b on hook
— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) February 16, 2011
California received $1 billion in funding back then:
U.S. gives California nearly $1 billion for high-speed rail and related train projects http://lat.ms/d0HAWO RT @lanow
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 25, 2010
And the latest cost projections have it costing $77 billion:
The High-Speed Rail has been a massive failure. The cost has doubled to $77 billion and is delayed until 2033. Tell Jerry Brown: Hop off this crazy train! #CAHSR #CantAffordCA https://t.co/Io1UUZHXDH pic.twitter.com/HqM3SeZYE4
— CAGOP (@CAGOP) May 31, 2018
But more importantly, since when is a Dem against federal money for a road?
Jumpin Jesus this is bonkers https://t.co/aydtvPjVx3
— Mike Bookey (@mikebookey) June 11, 2018
Oh, and he’s lying about Foxconn. This project was started way back in 2009 when then President Obama was throwing money at road projects:
The $1.57 billion I-94 project to widen the freeway from six to eight lanes started in 2009 and was supposed to be completed in 2016, but funding issues pushed the scheduled completion date back to 2032. With the arrival of Foxconn, state officials are trying to speed up the I-94 work and complete it by 2021.
WisDOT already has spent more than $1 billion of state and federal money on the project, the Milwaukee Business Journal previously reported and the state legislature has appropriated another $61.4 million.
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 26, 2017
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 31, 2017