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President Barack Obama inserted $4 billion for high speed rail into his American Jobs Act .It is no secret that America’s rail
program, that was once great, is now in shambles. Other developed and developing countries, such as China, have long
surpassed the American rail program by building high speed services that connect cities and people across their nations.The
hope was that the construction of a national high speed rail network would, in the U.S., provide Americans with an alternative means of
transportation, provide jobs, and act as a spark in rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure. Ultimately, the national rail plan was seen by
many as a monetary expenditure that the U.S. cannot afford and that was bogged down in some states, most notably California, by too much red
tape.Rather than allow the Obama bill to pass, some legislators felt that the bill should be killed . Not as a means to end
high speed rail in America for good, oh no, the action of killing the Obama bill would be used to restart the...
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