Comment: Railroad?! You saw he cut railroads?! But he went too far!

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Railroad?! You saw he cut railroads?! But he went too far!

Not one. Not two. Lost of them. Not actual railroads, thank heavens. But 5% of railroad funding... The maligned "sequesterable" part. Which is, I presume, the most delectable part.

  • Operating Subsidy Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation
  • Capital and Debt Service Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation
  • Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation
  • Railroad Research and Development
  • Payment to FRA for AMTRAK Debt Restructuring

Alas, I am resigned. Maybe now that we have a few Transcontinental Railroads fully operational & sucking our government dry, we could sell off a few of them to unsuspecting fools.

But there are limits to furious spending cuts. Here is where the humorous buck stops. Thou shalt not cut:

  • Assistance to Small Shipyards

I have fond memories of riding the rails. Fonder memories of riding the waves.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul