It's not just Amtrak
Author: Commenter
Date: 03-19-2017 - 19:55

The proposed budget axes long distance Amtrak trains and:

Community development block grants
The Weatherization Assistance Program
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
The National Endowment for the Arts
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Water and Wastewater loan and grant program
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
Senior Community Service Employment Program
Occupational Safety and Health Administration training grants
The Global Climate Change Initiative
Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund
The Essential Air Service program
Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants (TIGER) multimodal transportation
Community Development Financial Institutions grants (local banks and credit unions)
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Chesapeake Bay Restoration Initiative
Energy Star (the rating of appliance efficiency and such)
Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (find chemicals that interfere with human biology)
NASA Office of Education
Appalachian Regional Commission (improve the economy of one of the poorest areas)
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Corporation for National and Community Service (Americorps)
Institute of Museum and Library Services
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (Promotes exports)
Legal Services Corp (provides legal services to the poor)
National Endowment for the Humanities
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. (Affordable housing)
U.S. Institute of Peace (conflict prevention)
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

and 32 others.

The money saved would go to the military.

Since many of these programs were initiated by Republicans and serve red states more than blue there is going to be a whole lot of discussions behind closed doors before things even get to committee.

The long distance Amtrak routes serve the red states more than the blue. If you don't understand that you don't understand how the long distance routes operate. No, you can't replace a train from Chicago to Los Angeles with a plane.

Never a boring moment though...



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action Quig 03-19-2017 - 09:41
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action David Dewey 03-19-2017 - 09:56
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action Erik H. 03-19-2017 - 10:10
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action Erik H. 03-19-2017 - 10:14
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action Ed Workman 03-19-2017 - 12:21
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action Do the right thing 03-19-2017 - 13:22
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for action Murf 03-19-2017 - 16:37
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? BOB2 03-19-2017 - 13:36
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? Charles Berrie 03-19-2017 - 16:34
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? Killum Routes 03-19-2017 - 19:28
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? Seldom scene 03-19-2017 - 20:00
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? History Buff 03-20-2017 - 19:05
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? Anonymous 03-20-2017 - 10:20
  It's not just Amtrak Commenter 03-19-2017 - 19:55
  Re: It's not just Amtrak Alf Doten 03-19-2017 - 20:43
  Amtrak Intercity only sam shankman 03-20-2017 - 08:53
  Re: Amtrak Intercity only mook 03-20-2017 - 13:11
  Re: Amtrak Intercity only Ed Workman 03-21-2017 - 12:00
  Re: Amtrak Intercity only Commenter 03-21-2017 - 17:12
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? Erik H. 03-19-2017 - 21:42
  Re: Saving Amtrak-Opportunity for polemics, or effective action? mook 03-20-2017 - 08:31
  Re: Trains Sure Suck..... Just Sayin' 03-20-2017 - 09:29


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