Amtrak derailed

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by pseudobrit, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

    pseudobrit

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    Yet again the administration pushes federal debt (paid for with progressive taxes) onto the states (paid for with flat or regressive taxes).

    Gee, I can't imagine who'd get this sweetheart deal.

    Amtrak's likely losing money because of the huge red state overhead. Why not just cut them off?
     
  2. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    I've gotta ask - what infrastructure? Amtrak doesn't own any track except for a small piece in the eastern seaboard. It is leased from the Freight companies, with priority to Amtrak only if they stay on-schedule. Which they often don't.
     

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