Critics of high speed rail insist that trains are obselete. Yet this and other programs are already stimulating the economy. So today I am proud to announce the purchase of a fleet of high speed biplanes for the Army Air Corps. These pursuit planes will fly in excess of 100mph, and will counter the threat posed by Prussian zeppelins.
We're also laying down a new high speed telegraph line that will stretch from coast to coast. It will transmit Morse code messages at the speed of light, and will provide jobs to thousands of communications majors.