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Amtrak Crash: The Rest of the Story

Breitbart just published an illuminating piece on eleven simple facts that the media will not discuss in regards to the latest Amtrak crash. (Hint: the media wants greater government involvement and more spending in what should be a private sector enterprise.)

Their eleven points are well worth checking out: (See http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/05/13/11-things-the-media-wont-tell-you-about-amtrak/.)

  1. The Federal Government Owns and Operates Amtrak
  1. Amtrak Loses Hundreds of Millions of Dollars a Year
  1. American Taxpayers Subsidize a Service They Don’t Use
  1. Very Small Percentage of the Population Use a Government Service We All Pay For
  1. Amtrak Has Already Been Subsidized to the Tune of a Whopping $45 billion
  1. Amtrak Is Set to Receive Another $7 Billion Over the Next 5 years
  1. Amtrak Is Not Under-Funded, It Is Criminally Mismanaged
  1. American People Subsidize $60 of Every Amtrak Ticket Sold
  1. Taxpayers Subsidize Passengers Who Can Afford to Make Amtrak Profitable
  1. There Is No Good Reason for The Government To Own Amtrak
  1. The Amtrak Derailment Might Be Yet Another Failure of the Federal Government

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