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

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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