Re: Amtrak again facing demise
Author: Red necks need not apply
Date: 02-11-2020 - 04:11

I forgot only them Dems ride trains and support Amtrak, silly me.

And yet most rural residents are Republicans: see any voting map with red and blue color coding.

"Agriculture, food, and related industries contributed $1.053 trillion to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017, a 5.4-percent share. The output of America's farms contributed $132.8 billion of this sum—about 1 percent of GDP."

"The electric power industry in the United States supports more than 7 million jobs - or one in 20 American jobs - and contributes 5 percent of total gross domestic product, or GDP."

"Nationally, paper, wood and furniture manufacturing industries are 5.7% of total manufacturing GDP, and approximately $92.0 billion of forestry-related businesses' contribution to GDP is associated with private timberland. Private timberland is associated with approximately 5.2% of manufacturing GDP."

Overall, forest products comprise about 1.5% of the total U.S. economy, and contribute about 5% of total manufacturing output in the country


Erik H. Wrote:
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> dcjb Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > No surprise to see this, but hopefully Dems will
> stop this awful budget
>
> Because you disagree with 0.03% of the budget, the
> entire budget is awful?
>
> Meanwhile Amtrak's LD ridership counts amount to
> 1% of the U.S. population riding an Amtrak long
> distance train just one direction. Or, 0.5% of
> the population riding a round-trip.
>
> If anything, I want to see a lot more cuts.
> Amtrak isn't even the tip of the iceberg...it's
> long down in a list of things the federal
> government should cut and not look back at. If it
> isn't in Article I Section 8 of the U.S.
> Constitution, it should be zeroed out. Sooner,
> rather than later. If you object, feel free to
> draft the 28th Amendment and get it ratified.
> There's no AmBus, AmBoat or AmAir, so why Amtrak?



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Amtrak again facing demise dcjb 02-10-2020 - 18:54
  Get a grip. At a time of overspending, time to cut pork Kraut 02-10-2020 - 19:08
  Re: Get a grip. At a time of overspending, time to cut pork UNP 104 02-10-2020 - 19:21
  Re: Get a grip. At a time of overspending, time to cut pork George Andrews 02-10-2020 - 19:50
  Re: Get a grip. At a time of overspending, time to cut pork Sand Dome 02-10-2020 - 20:02
  Re: Get a grip. At a time of overspending, time to cut pork Amtrak Patron 02-10-2020 - 20:33
  Get a grip Kraut Jeff Bezos says: 02-10-2020 - 20:40
  Re: Get a grip. At a time of overspending, time to cut pork dcjb 02-10-2020 - 21:12
  Re: Get a grip. At a time of overspending, time to cut pork HSR -- People want HSR not Amtrak. 02-10-2020 - 21:30
  Re: Get a grip. At a time of overspending, time to cut pork Gotta Grip, thanks! 02-10-2020 - 21:39
  Re: Get a grip. At a time of overspending, time to cut pork UNP 104 02-10-2020 - 22:11
  Re: Get a grip. At a time of overspending, time to cut pork Comrade Sanders 02-11-2020 - 08:24
  Re: Amtrak again facing demise Erik H. 02-10-2020 - 23:29
  Re: Amtrak again facing demise Red necks need not apply 02-11-2020 - 04:11
  Re: Amtrak again facing demise So much for the advancement of civili 02-11-2020 - 05:34
  Re: Amtrak again facing demise-And, the train hating trolls who now mostly use AP to spew their usual load of trains suck crap, just love it.... BOB2 02-11-2020 - 09:45
  Re: Amtrak again facing demise John Bruce 02-11-2020 - 09:50
  Re: Amtrak again facing demise FUD 02-11-2020 - 11:58
  Re: Amtrak again facing demise John Bruce 02-11-2020 - 13:05
  Re: Amtrak again facing demise Commenter 02-11-2020 - 15:10
  Re: Amtrak again facing demise George Andrews 02-11-2020 - 17:53
  Re: Amtrak again facing demise david vartanoff 02-12-2020 - 00:04
  Re: Amtrak again facing demise Red Herring 02-12-2020 - 11:03
  Re: Amtrak again facing demise FUD 02-12-2020 - 15:45
  Re: Amtrak again facing demise Toad 02-12-2020 - 21:58
  Re: Amtrak again facing demise Rudy G 02-12-2020 - 23:26


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