Happy 40th birthday, Amtrak!

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    Let's all take a moment to celebrate America's premiere passenger rail line and it's accomplishments in convenience, popularity, and revenue generation for the federal government.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYQcpD1XXiE]YouTube - Amtrak: The First 40 Years[/ame]

    ...oh wait. What's this? Hmmm...Oh. Well it seems I was wrong.

    Subsidyscope.org — Transportation: Analysis Shows Amtrak Lost $32 Per Passenger in 2008

    Well, at least Obama is planning to throw $53,000,000,000 at it to get high rail! Biden announces $53 billion high-speed rail plan - CNN.com

    Oh, Leviathan Federal Government...you never learn.
     
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    40 years of shit service.
    Congrats for this?
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTn7d4KJqx8]YouTube - High Speed Trains Around the World[/ame]

    Hope the US never gets High Speed Trains. We need the congestion the airports offer. I like the US the Republicans are working for. And uneducated, underdeveloped Banana Republic where the rich are the elite and everyone else scrapes along for a living. Besides, I really like "bananas".
     
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    What Republicans are working for a "Banana Republic," nitwit?

    Do you have some examples?

    Of course you don't.

    Resume drooling on yourself.
     
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    Corporate tax cuts.

    Tax cuts for the wealthy.

    CEOs getting enormous salary increases.

    Corporations sitting on over two trillion in capital when America needs jobs.

    Companies having some of the biggest profits ever.

    The divide between the top 1% and he rest of America being the greatest since the great depression.

    And you call me a nitwit? What a moron. You comment and don't know anything about anything. What are you? About 12? You can't be an adult. You are either a fairly smart child or really fucking stupid.
     
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    sigh...why do the mentally inept always hijack my threads with their stupidity?
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i1OAZm1HOI]YouTube - Amtrak hits car!!! Fatalities!!! Must SEE!!!![/ame]
     
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    Any idea what a Banana Republic is, for starters - Gomer?

    Need a Wikipedia definition to get ya rolling?

    Christ, what a blathering moron....
     
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    Can you name one banana republic where any of that has ever occurred?
     
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    Yep. Anyone who thinks tax cuts are what causes a country to become a banana republic is a blithering idiot.
     

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