Showing posts with label Amtrak. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amtrak. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spend it if you can get it-or someone else doesn't want it.

With the Federal Government facing a fiscal crisis, with the prospect for huge increases in the national debit it would seem that someone in government would be looking for opportunities to not spend money but that's not the case at least if you happen to be the Department of Transportation and happen to have $2 billion extra to spend after Florida's governor rejected the money for a high-speed train. Yes, rather than not spend the money and decrease a huge deficit, the Department of Transportation will distribute the money to Amtrak and rail projects in 15 other states.

Oh well, a billion here a billion there.