Pub Follows In Pater’s Pork-Barrel Paw Prints — The Republican congressman who is the scion of Pennsylvania’s legendary “prince of pork” is following in his father’s footsteps to the public trough.
Bill Shuster, who represents the 9th District in the south central part of the state and chairs the House’s Railroad Subcommittee, has announced that he is firmly behind President Obama’s plan to give 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail over the next 25 years which was announced in last week’s State of the Union Address.
“I believe it’s good for America to develop a high-speed rail corridor in the Northeast corridor,” Shuster told reporters from the Connecticut Post.
And what would this bong-hit dream cost? We really don’t know yet but it’s safe to quote Carl Sagan that it would be “billions and billions.”
Actually, it’s looking more like trillions and trillions.
Most of it, of course, would go into the pockets of the people who want to turn us into peasants.
Shuster was first elected in a special election in May 2001 to replace his dad, Bud, who resigned in February. Bud’s motivation to quit was a House Republican policy of term limiting committee chairmen. This meant he had to give up his chairmanship on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
But he had his son to bring home the bacon.
In other news of GOP hackdom, former Sen. Rick Santorum, who wants to be president, was in Des Moines last week telling the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association that U.S. vehicles should be required to burn ethanol and
other biofuels in addition to gasoline.
Rick, Bill smell the coffee. Telling people just want they want to hear doesn’t work anymore.