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Old 01-20-2011, 09:49 PM   #7
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The incoming Congress has just propsed a total and complete elmination of all Amtrak subsidies. Amtrak may not make it to its 40th.
True,

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...l?hpid=topnews

but, not to be nonchalant about this, but Amtrak is always under attack, it is a right wing icon of sorts, a perennial target (sometimes attached successfully). It is more accurate to say "165 incoming House Republicans" than "incoming Congress" as this isn't even a House committee report. The latest round of the interminable budget war is just beginning, and Amtrak is a common refrain. The Senate and President have yet to speak, not to mention all representatives.

"Icon" is not the right word, but I am at a loss at the moment; there is a word that might serve as a stand-in for "right wing symbol of leftist excess" or some such.
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