Well, let's take a look at one appropriation: $5.5 billion for a 175 mile rail line to Las Vegas from
And the technological benefits? There are none, as they're using the Japanese bullet train model developed in 1964, which even in Japan requires subsidies to operate. It's a complete technological and economic dead end here.
So here you go, Mr. President. A quick $5.5 billion to cut from the budget--and hey, what about the other subsidies being given to rail and air transportation, too? Why, after all, should "stay at home Sam" be subsidizing the fun for "Jet Set Jimmy"?