Argument: High-speed trains: costly govt project in search of need
- Debate: High-speed rail - con argument.
Jack Mobley. "A case against high-speed rail." Merced Sun Star. December 11th, 2010: "The project is doomed to be another expensive government project in search of a need. If it were a viable option, the railroad companies would still be offering passenger service. High-speed rail will be an albatross around the financial neck of California for generations and the promise of 600,000 jobs being created is a pipe dream. We should stop this effort now before billions of dollars are spent constructing a means of transportation relatively few will ride and which will require many more billions of dollars in ongoing annual subsidies by the state of California."