Federal Law Establishing Stimulus Grants for Rail Projects Only + Insufficient Votes in Senate to Override Presidential Veto = No Way in Hell Wisconsin's $810 Grant Can Be Used on Roads & Bridges
Did Scott Walker deliberately mislead people in order to attract train-skeptic votes and road-builder campaign funds? Or did he really believe his own bullshit? He told everyone that, with the support of Wisconsin's Congressional Delegation, the funds could be re-purposed. Now, Wisconsin's Republican Congressmen are going through the kabuki theater of introducing a bill to do just that. However, one look at the equation above will tell you they have no chance of success.
In contemplating Walker's inner thought processes, I am reminded of a quote from Homer Simpson: "Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand."