On the other hand, Obama's ideas about rail make great sense to me. I have long believed that rail and barge were the most efficient way to move people and goods. A rail infrastructure that WORKS and then we could have electric or hydrogen or some other motive power yet un-invented to move those goods and people from the rail hubs to their ultimate destinations.
Innovation and creative/critical thinking USED TO BE among Americans' greatest assets. Perhaps it is not too late to re-fire these flames of enterprise.