California Gov. Gavin Newsom has not been able to escape criticism after announcing that he is pulling the plug on the state's massive high-speed train project from Los Angeles to San Francisco, which was more than a decade after the plan and billions in the red.
"Let's be right," Newsom said in his first state state Tuesday. "The current project, as planned, would cost too much and respectfully take too long. There has been too little supervision and not enough transparency."
The struggled 77 billion ball train has been a nuisance to the Golden State and has been plagued by problems almost from the outset.
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Newsom took his tone to Twitter after the announcement says he will still "make high-speed trains a reality "despite the bullet train misfire.
"This is so much more than a train project. It is a transformation project. Anchored by high-speed trains, we can adapt our economic, workforce and transport strategies to revive communities across our state," he tweeted. "
" For Those who want to go away: The abandonment of high-speed trains means we will have wasted billions of dollars with nothing but broken promises and lawsuits to show for it. I'm not interested in sending $ 3.5B in federal funding ̵
But the tweets did not go well with everyone.
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"Didn't think seeing your" spin "on the destruction of an important project to CA could make me more annoyed, but I was wrong. You can't cut it and claim to save it, "a person tweeted.
" This decision is the way to the end of your political ambition. Your lack of leadership is really and deeply disappointing, "wrote another.
A tweet linked the Newsom to Simpson's character Lyle Lanley, who in an episode of the iconic TV show tricked Springfield residents into spending millions building a monorail in city only to pocket the money itself and escape.
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But it wasn't all bad reviews for Newsom, like others
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"We are the only country in the civilized world without high-speed trains. Bravo Governor let's not get stuck in a world 20 years ago, "wrote a person.
" I agree. The way the country has resisted high-speed trains is frightening. We have to move on into the 21st, "another added.