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'Infrastructure? Who Cares,' Says GOP-Led House as it Slashes Amtrak Budget


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'Infrastructure? Who Cares,' Says GOP-Led House as it Slashes Amtrak Budget

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

The GOP-led U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday voted to slash $242 million from the Amtrak budget.

"Amtrak currently receives $1.3 billion from the government, most of which goes toward capital improvements and debt service," AP reports. "The GOP-drafted measure cuts $242 million from capital accounts but fully funds the $289 million request for operating losses."


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Trains are more efficient than other forms of transport/shipping and are therefore on the enemies list of the burn-it-all-burn-it-fast GOP.


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Why should the beasts in WarShitOn spend money on infrastructure, slowing down the empire's decay, when you can spend it on WAR instead? USA! USA! USA! Moar war! Moar war! Moar war!


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Republicans won because only 36% of the public voted. How can we complain if we didn't vote?