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For Immediate Release: Americans for Prosperity Reacts to Senate Hearing on High Speed Rail
Opponents Rail Against High-Speed Rail in Mountain View
Grassroots taxpayer advocacy organization, Americans for Prosperity California calls for voter approval before high speed rail expenditures are approved. In 2008 California voters approved $9 billion in bonds for a high-speed rail system to link the San Francisco Bay area to Los Angeles and Orange County via the Central Valley. Referred to as California’s own “Bridge to Nowhere,” the project was projected to cost $45 million and be completed by 2020. The project is now projected to cost over $117 billion and is already 13 years behind schedule. Polls show voter approval for high speed rail is now below 50%.
Since its release last week, AFP California's video about $200,000 lifeguards in Newport Beach has almost 20,000 views. It was featured on Fox News Channel, the Orange County Register, the Business Insider, the International Business Times and it even made the Drudge Report!
Viewers just can't believe that lifeguards in Newport Beach can be making $200,000 salaries and million dollar pensions. Share the video with your friends and family. In order to demand real pension reform, the public must be educated about the out-of-control government salaries and pensions.