5/14/2015

Look at all the Democrats who blamed the Philadelphia Amtrak crash on infrastructure spending cuts by Republicans

Here you have all these people speaking out on the cause of the Amtrak crash before they had any evidence what might have caused it.  Yet, they all seemed to agree it was due to the lack of infrastructure spending.  Put aside that Obama was the one who first suggested the sequester.  Put aside the fact that the so-called stimulus already had a lot of infrastructure spending and the Democrats who controlled everything at the time could have put more of the Stimulus into infrastructure if they really thought it was important.

Luke Russert on MSNBC said: "What you're essentially seeing here are the effects of Sequester."

NBC News: $1.1 Billion Amtrak Funding Cut One Day After Crash: REPUBLICANS PASSED SPENDING CUTS AS THE LONGSTANDING FUNDING BATTLE TOOK A RAW AND EMOTIONAL TURN.

MSNBC: ED RENDELL ON AMTRAK DISASTER: REPUBLICANS CAN’T KEEP SHORTCHANGING INFRASTRUCTURE

Delegate Homles Norton on Amtrak: "Certainly is" a link between safety and funding

The Economist magazine had this in 2010:
Mr Obama called the bill “the largest new investment in our nation's infrastructure since Eisenhower built an interstate highway system in the 1950s.” But even on the broadest definition of the term, infrastructure got $150 billion, under a fifth of the total. Just $64 billion, or 8% of the total, went to roads, public transport, rail, bridges, aviation and wastewater systems. . . .
Why not put more of this $150 billion into roads and rail if they really thought that was so crucial.

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