All things considered, that $5 billion is really "peanuts" !
Here's how phony the Dems are.....
There has been spent by now $77 billion, for a single passenger train setup in California..using federal funds. Yes the vaunted "Bullet train"...(or is that the bulls**t train?) has cost us that much and is way over deadline. It is supposed to run in 2033...if then. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-sta...-cost-timeline
Obviously they are not honest with all their excuses. It is that they hate Pres Trump and will do almost ANYTHING to uproot his administration
From the NY Times;
Mr. Newsom replied that the president was wrong that the project had been canceled. “Fake news,” Mr. Newsom tweeted. “We’re building high-speed rail, connecting the Central Valley and beyond. This is CA’s money, allocated by Congress for this project. We’re not giving it back.”
The high-speed rail plan has faced stiff opposition from Republicans for years, and it has never been clear how, exactly, the project would be financed. Last year, state officials said the cost of the project was likely to balloon to $100 billion, and the rail authority had so far come up with about a third of that. But Mr. Brown championed the initiative, which was the most expansive public transit project currently under construction in the country. Mr. Newsom never appeared to share that enthusiasm.