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Trump Budget Eliminates Amtrak LD trains

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Monday, March 20, 2017 4:27 PM

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The so called 'Trump Budget' is a big pile of crap thrown against the wall to see what sticks and what slides down and gets washed into the storm drains of Congress.

 

  + 1 well said

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Posted by schlimm on Monday, March 20, 2017 6:11 PM

BaltACD

The so called 'Trump Budget' is a big pile of crap thrown against the wall to see what sticks and what slides down and gets washed into the storm drains of Congress.

 

+1  Not even a sketch of a budget.  More disinformation to try to fool the public.

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Posted by ACY on Monday, March 20, 2017 9:17 PM

BaltACD

The so called 'Trump Budget' is a big pile of crap thrown against the wall to see what sticks and what slides down and gets washed into the storm drains of Congress.

 

It's kind of sad that it took almost four pages of commentary to finally cut through the bloviation (probably including some of my own comments) and get down to the simple, essential facts. Thanks for the dose of reality, Balt.

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:22 AM

Still, it would not hurt to remind Trump of the role that Amtrak intercity service played on 9 September '01.  I certainly will write the appropriate letter.

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:49 PM

daveklepper

Still, it would not hurt to remind Trump of the role that Amtrak intercity service played on 9 September '01.  I certainly wioll write the appropriate letter.

 

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Posted by schlimm on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:40 PM

daveklepper

Still, it would not hurt to remind Trump of the role that Amtrak intercity service played on 9 September '01.  I certainly wioll write the appropriate letter.

 

+1, Dave.   It surely cannot hurt.

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Posted by guyseattle on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:56 AM

Amtraks LD Trains serve communities that don't have an airportc ity commercial service. They are the orthodox the minuscule investment from the federal give. Trump budget is awful like him .

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Posted by Sunnyland on Friday, March 24, 2017 6:19 PM

was not happy to hear this.  One good thing about BO adminstration was they did support trains, allocated money to various states for high speed rail etc. No one ever talks about eliminating money given to keep rebuilding highways or airlines. Amtrak should get the same consideration, not every one drives or flies to a destination, I don't.  Haven't been on a plane since 2003, when I flew back from San Fran after meeting up with a friend who flew out while I rode the Builder and Starlight. No desire to fly now with all the commotion and hassles, ain't been the same since TWA went down.  That was a cool airline, flew with them many times to Europe and other places when it was cheap and safe. 

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Posted by schlimm on Friday, March 24, 2017 7:42 PM

Sunnyland
No one ever talks about eliminating money given to keep rebuilding highways or airlines.

Follow the money trail.  At least for highways, the building and frequent rebuilding is a huge windfall (pork) to the highway lobby, even in the post-earmarks era. Money for Amtrak is not so useful politically.

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