MSNBC.com has an article on the dire straights of Obama's high speed rail line.
Is Obama's rail initiative a 'train to nowhere'?
High-speed train plan draws little enthusiasm as California costs soar
Now you know there a bunch of lobbyists somewhere - construction, rail, manufacturers who have said the high speed railway is the future of the country. I don't know about you, but I would much prefer ways to eliminate travel than an alternative to driving or flying.
Google selected Kansas City for its broadband project, and people are asking where this goes.
Kansas City’s Google superhighway has unclear destinations
What would happen if Obama funded a gigabit Internet in the US? The lobbyists behind the high speed rail project would through a fit, but don't you think the future is better with gigabit ethernet than 200 mph trains?