California Governor Jerry Brown’s $64-billion dollar bullet train ‘to nowhere’ once again will not be audited. Jim Patterson (D-Freson) who requested the emergency audit was turned down by Torrance Democrat Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi. The Torrance Democrat said in a letter to Patterson,
‘the request would deny the legislature and public an opportunity to review and discuss the issue in public and suggested he bring a regular request for an audit when the committee holds a hearing in January.’
Governor Jerry Brown’s train has been delayed seven years in the Central Valley region and the price tag has increased $1.7-billion. Republican State Senator Andy Vidak (Hanford) made a request for an audit and was turned down in 2016 by the joint audit committee.
Senator Vidak, ‘who subsequently said the party’s leadership was afraid that potentially negative findings would jeopardize the project.’
The taxpayer’s of California have been hoodwinked, bamboozled, and raked over the coals by the never-ending rising cost of Governor Brown’s failed bullet train. The people were told by Governor Brown how great the train is going to be, but there has been nothing great about it so far.
The train ‘to nowhere’ has been dogged by cost increases and delays that were never figured into the plans. Of course, they don’t want an audit! Why in the hell would they want the people who are paying for this ‘POS’ to know what’s really going on?
Brown is a snake oil salesman who has been screwing the people of California ever since the day he took office. Whether it be declaring California a sanctuary state or calling it’s taxpayers ‘freeloaders’, this rouge Governor is a disgrace and a failure to the state of California and its people.
He has increased taxes on gas and did not give a damn who it would hurt. He said it’s to repair infrastructure but if you look at the roads they are crappy and full of potholes. Many bridges are old and frail and the freeway systems are broken. Traffic is out-of-control.
When you cross the state border from Nevada going southbound on Interstate 15, you can see that there quest for clean power is destroying the desert landscape. The Solar panels are blinding and if birds fly over them, they are instantly fried. So with that said, history will not be kind to this four-term failed Governor of California!
Source LA Times