Scott Walker on Technology
After my election, Governor Doyle canceled the project. "I could play brinksmanship with this issue and I could just plow forward and put people out at job sites," Doyle said. "I don't think that's in anybody's best interest."
It was a major victory. We had saved Wisconsin taxpayers more than $100 million before even talking office.
BARRETT: We had this type of debate when we started the Hiawatha several years ago, and what we've seen is an increase in ridership between Chicago and Milwaukee. I think the same thing will occur with the ridership between Milwaukee and Madison.
Q [to Walker]: You've pledged to "stop this train." How?
WALKER: The bottom line is the train is something we don't want and can't afford, $810 million in a so-called high speed train line between Milwaukee and Madison. The system will provide, by their own numbers, a mere 55 permanent jobs. To me, spending more than $14.5 million per job is not a good use of the taxpayer's money. We can stop it by stopping the contracts. My next step would be to go to our congressional delegation to change those funds, so we can spend them to fix our crumbling roads and bridges right here in Wisconsin.
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