Way back in June of last year I wrote my first post lobbying for Ohio to forego any efforts to bring taxpayer funded passenger rail to the Buckeye State.
Well, since then I’ve been waiting for a press release like this one.
Now, I hate to see the money spent elsewhere rather than just being sent back to the treasury, but at least it won’t be spent in Ohio.
While we face the biggest budget challenge Ohio has ever faced (thanks for the parting gift, Governor Strickland!), the last thing taxpayers need are further financial obligations for a public works project no one will use.
“We’re sending jobs to other states!”, screams the left.
First off, it’s not the job of taxpayers to subsidize salaries just for the sake of people having jobs. That’s simply not fair to the taxpayers.
Second, Keynesian economics doesn’t work. Just ask the newly unemployed since the 2009 stimulus bill came into effect.
Don’t get it yet? Watch this…