Monday, February 23, 2015 – 11:00 p.m.
We missed this little gem, courtesy of KCET-TV.
Eastern San Bernardino County movers and shakers, along with the usually delusional Inland Empire print media, steadfastly refuse to admit that San Bernardino International Airport is an unmitigated $300 million black hole.
Remember the movie “The Money Pit”? You got it!
It’s a movie accurately depicting the woes of the former Norton Air Force Base. A base I was stationed at for four years
But it seems KCET-TV Los Angeles, in a December 2014 segment of its SoCal Connected program, adopted the black hole concept, by displaying the facility’s all too familiar woes.
The segment pegged the money expended on the essentially-dormant airport at $220 million.
An amount that’s woefully understated.
The video does depict one glaring problem. The cheer-leading is the same. But the faces have changed.
It should also be noted that any attempt at blending the success of Alliance California, with the airport, is disingenuous to say the least.
When the airports defenders come to grips with the fact that when the amount of money expended is compared to the underlying economic benefit, the endeavor is an unmitigated failure of government.
There’s simply no other way to slice it. It’ll be generations before all the money blown ever gets recovered, if at all. All the denials in the world won’t change that fact.
The two decades of politically-expedient lies about scheduled passenger airlines coming to the airport hasn’t helped the situation either.