This proposal is such a joke.
GOP bill taking aim at AmtrakMonday, July 4, 2011 Last updated: Monday July 4, 2011, 2:57 PMThe Record
Amtrak, the perennial target of Washington conservatives, is in the crosshairs again. And this time the ammunition is the promise of high-speed rail.
A successful bidder would have to double the number of trains and get from Washington to New York in two hours or less.
And how many years will it take to replace the Baltimore tunnels? Or rebuild bridges? Or acquire right-of-way? Of course, in the childlike world of Tea Party fantasy, you just say something and it is so.