I completed my first full length podcast today. I wouldn't give myself a passing score; I still have a few things to work out like the pauses and the "uuuhhhsss," not to mention the audio. But the journey of thousand miles begins with one step, and so today I took a step forward.
The talk centered on Senator Bill Nelson's effort to go around Florida Governor Rick Scott's decision to reject the federal money to build a AMTRAC style rail line between Tampa and Orlando. Nelson's actions demonstrate the consequence of the 17th Amendment, where US Senators behave as a "mini-presidents," who further special interest agenda over the will of their respective state and state legislative body, by using the full weight of the Federal and National Governments to impose a given agenda through federal resources, legislation and regulation.
- The Anti-Planner (Research concerning public transportation and urban planning)
- High-Speed Rail Is No Solution; by Randal O'Toole; CATO