The Executive Council, by a vote of 4-1, has approved a 3.7 million dollar feasibility study–all three Democrats and sometime Republican Ray Burton voted to approve the expense.
“Expanded rail service to Nashua and beyond has the potential to boost New Hampshire’s economy and create jobs. The only way we can understand the full impact of the project and ensure that taxpayer dollars are protected is to gather all of the facts,” said Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, in a statement. “Using federal funds to study the rail project is a commonsense step forward that will allow the people of New Hampshire and their elected leaders to fully evaluate the options and make an informed decision.”
What about the $400,000.00 worth of taxpayer dollars you didn’t protect to be expended on a project (that is wasting other people’s millions better spent elsewhere) that everyone knows is nothing more than the Democrat party pushing an ideological rock across the barren tundra of the left wing landscape? Democrats (and far too many Republicans) just want the dream of rail to be a reality, even if the reality is that in the long run it will cost jobs and money from somewhere else to prop up their ridiculous fantasy, and then some, for something that will never be more than another infrastructure boondoggle kept on indefinite life-support for decades with what will amount to millions of dollars that will never be available for anything else.