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