Does Obama need to make jobs in order to end this recession in the USA?

What about making a grand railway project which will cross America from West to East? Instantly 100's of thousands of jobs would be created to make this happen.Within 3 years the project would be complete and talk about tourism then, with an east to west link taking tourists and Americans across the country using fast rail service. Each state that is connected in the project will have a renewed version of the old west being explored once again. What do you think?

Asked By: Mr. Whiskerstoo - 7/16/2009
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In the first place Obama needs to put things into place that will stop punishing people who work and hire in the first place. I think we're the only country that desperately needs jobs, but we punish the very people that will provide them... More
Answered By: Anti-Global Warming Bigot - 7/16/2009
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it exists its called Amtrak and no one uses it. plus whos gonna pay for it?
Answered By: senorrobertoe - 7/16/2009
That has to be part of the solution. There is a proposal for a high speed line...not coast to coast though. The first poster doesn't understand the question. Its about modern accelerated such as you find in Europe and Asia.
Answered By: Beverly - 7/16/2009
People don't want to take trains. They are too slow. Obama isn't the problem. The stimulus money isn't being released, therefore jobs aren't being created with it. Call your congressmen and representatives and raise h*ll with them.
Answered By: PJ - 7/16/2009
sounds cool! but how many people would be able to afford taking that train? i mean, it costs about $100 just to go from philly to boston. if no one rides it.. then it doesn't make money, probably because of the recession, and then we're just digging ourselves into an even deeper hole with all the money put into it... More
Answered By: justbreathe - 7/16/2009
To get out of a recession, people need to spend more, putting more money back into the economy. As for your proposal. How much would such a project cost? It would be like going across the atlantic by boat again. The only reason people do it these days is for pleasure. Would there be demand for such "pleasure trips" as... More
Answered By: Colin Hughes - 7/16/2009
It is ridiculous since it would be only used as a novelty for a short period of time. It would never make back the money that was invested and it wouldn't even make enough money to operate it, thus adding to the national debt. There is no way they could complete it in 3 years (it is taking longer than that to build... More
Answered By: remowlms - 7/16/2009
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