"The most sacred of the duties of government is to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens."  Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
“I almost feel sorry for my leftist friends. Whenever there’s a story about a crazed shooter, they invariably speculate that it’s someone affiliated with the Tea Party. So they must be sad when it turns out to be a random nut or in some cases a leftist.

Similarly, when the news broke a few days ago about the Amtrak derailment, they instantly decided that the crash was the result of inadequate handouts from Washington. So imagine how forlorn they must be since it turns out the bureaucrat in charge of the train was traveling at about twice the appropriate speed. <> But let’s set aside the tender feelings of our statist buddies and look to see whether there are any policy lessons to learn from the recent Amtrak tragedy.”

Amtrak remains a glaring example of Government's inability to successfully run ANY commercial enterprise --- Yes, Amtrak is a commercial enterprise, and it is a FAILURE on any level, unless used as an example of government overreach and the waste of taxpayer money. Congress should immediately end Amtrak subsidies. Amtrak should begin charging the passenger rates that would prove competitive and sustainable for their business model. If Amtrak can't survive, then it should follow in the footsteps of the buggy-whip industry -

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