The bullet train is a prime example of the kind of investment the country needs to make to get out of the economic slump. FDR's New Deal is a prime example of how spending money created jobs which then in turn made money. China has been investing billions in building its infrastructure and developing clean energy. http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/06/china_energy_numbers.html China recently surpassed Japan as the 2nd largest economy http://jotzoom.com/china-surpasses-japan-to-become-worlds-number-two-economy/1007/. China has already knocked off Great Britain, Germany, and France. Next up, the United States.
What has the United States done? Paid Congressmen and women to DEBATE about making change. Wasting tax money on frivalous committees and debated ad nauseum over what to do. They remind me of a bunch of dithering old ladies bickering about which dish soap is the best. Meanwhile our biggest economic threat is laughing all the way to the bank and making progress.
This bullett train is similar to FDR's program to build up roads, bridges, highways. Think of all the progress that happened during his presidency. Think of the millions of people that were stricken by the Depression and Dust Bowl that found employment in all those government sponsored programs. Yes, it cost a lot of money, but just look at how America grew following that!!! The government needs to begin at the bottom again and invest in our educational system, our infrastructure and then worry about funding idiotic projects like how monkeys act on drugs!!! All these ridiculous studies and projects that billions of money go to are what is bringing our nation down. Blaming one administration is a fruitless exercise. He's only been in office for a short time. It's all these other bozos that need to be blamed. They have been in office for decades and decades and haven't done squat but bicker and spend. If a person wants to blame ANYBODY for the crisis the country is in, BLAME YOURSELVES!!!! Who exactly kept voting these dithering old fools in REPEATEDLY??????????????????????????/ Just saying!