Jeff Denham Trots Out the Circular Logic Again
It’s really unfortunate that more members of the media don’t call out people like Jeff Denham when they make misleading statements like this:
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) said that if California can’t find $55 billion its high-speed rail project is a “pipe dream.”
“The California High Speed Rail Authority faces a $55 billion funding gap and has yet to demonstrate any ability to generate the funds required,” Denham said on Tuesday. “Unfortunately, they can’t work around their funding gap, and without $55 billion, the high speed rail project remains a pipe dream.”
The only reason why there is a funding gap is because Jeff Denham created one by denying future federal funding. This is like a bully stealing someone’s lunch money and then complaining that the victim is too poor to afford lunch so they should starve.
Thankfully there is one member of the media who saw through Denham’s nonsense:
GOP rep who wants to block federal money for bullet train says bullet train is "pipe dream" b/c it doesn't have money http://t.co/aSm8LLNp2l
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) August 13, 2014
Let’s hope more reporters call out this kind of BS when they see it.