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In Response to RE: Amtrak breaks off talks with NJ Transit by FUBAR1947
I have no problem what so ever with AMTRAK being federally sponsored USING taxpayer funds. Every other passenger rail system in the world is government funded. Why do we Americans have such a heartburn with government funded services? It certainly doesn't chap our fanny when we drive on GOVERNMENT FUNDED ROADS, or FLY OUT OF GOVERNMENT FUNDED AIRPORTS USING GOVERNMENT FUNDED AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL.
Why would it bother us to increase the funding allocation to AMTRAK to improve the passenger rail system? What AM I missing?
It is simply a political adversion to government funding anything?
Amtrak has been funded partially by the government since it was created, and it was CREATED because the private sector no longer wanted to be bothered by passenger service. Cheap thugs that they are.
I fail honestly fail to see why there is an animosity toward assisting national passenger rail systems. The Airlines are a smarmy and pitiful excuse for passenger travel. I can attest to that emphatically considering the couple of hundred thousand miles each year.