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New York: We'll take Florida's money

That didn't take long: New York Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter has asked Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for a portion of Florida's share of high speed rail.

Slaughter's office said she's fired off a letter outlining "New York’s commitment to high-speed rail development as vital to the region’s future transportation, economic, and security interests.

"While we are aware of the resistance among some to spend money in our current economic environment, the truth is that only bold investments in our nation's infrastructure will help us build a foundation for a stronger future, compete in the global economy and improve national security," the New Yorker wrote.

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Jack Jackson

California hopes to cash in on high-speed rail funds Florida rejected

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/02/16/108870/california-hopes-to-cash-in-on.html?storylink=addthis#ixzz1EAMMxjWe

DumpUM

What these people should be doing is putting that money in the Treasury to pay down our freaking massive deficit. This $2.5 billion is almost 10% of the piddly $30 billion these jokers have come up with so far. Pathetic. Like I needed any more proof we needed more Mike Haridopololeses in DC and less Bill Nelsons. At least Mike can tell when pork is pork, and knows when to say no....

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