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I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

A Deal That's Not a Deal

Amtrak/Money Pit USA wants taxpayers to cough up half of the money for a 13 billion dollar refurbishment of railway between New Jersey and New York City, which they said was promised in a deal with the Obama Administration. The Trump administration says there is not such deal, and has concerns about the federal government spending so much taxpayer money for a local project. 

The proposed project involves refurbishing tunnels and a bridge that connect New York City and New Jersey. According to Amtrak, these sections of rail will fail within the the next 10 to 15 years. That may be the situation, and the Trump Administration doesn't deny the need, but the method of funding is the concern.

Considering how Amtrak is a money pit, and the fact the proposed project only serves a local community, expecting U.S. taxpayers to fund half of the project, which was obviously a political platitude from Obama, is asking too much, in my opinion. That, and these areas of the country thumb their nose at the rest of the United States by pandering to illegal aliens, promoting an entitlement agenda, and ignore the fact their ability to survive is completely dependent on the good will of the producers of raw materials.

I don't know how this will turn out, but do know the anger towards the capitol will increase if more money is thrown at the poorly run sections of the U.S. constantly decaying due to misappropriation of funds and unscrupulous politicians. The help can only be considered enabling, and the problems will never end by throwing more money toward the problem.


  1. Trump should declare all obama holdover deals now null and void. However, I do believe Christ Christie deserves to have his own private railroad line from his back door to his own private beach on the Jersey shore, and that Mexico should pay for it.

    1. I agree. He can ride on the flat car used to haul tanks and other really heavy cargo.