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    Re: Obama spends $600 million on rail projects that benefit private companies Read m

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I really dont know, can the POTUS appropriate money like that? j
    The President does not appropriate money, but a good deal of the federal budget is not specifically earmarked for a particular program so the President does indeed have a good deal of latitude on how money gets allocated.

    Perhaps you did not know this.

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    Re: Obama spends $600 million on rail projects that benefit private companies Read m

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    The President does not appropriate money, but a good deal of the federal budget is not specifically earmarked for a particular program so the President does indeed have a good deal of latitude on how money gets allocated.

    Perhaps you did not know this.
    Nah, he knows it, he just wants to pretend that when a progressive liberal president does it then that is not what goes on, but when a republican does it, then it's all bad, and should be condemned...Typical today really.
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    Re: Obama spends $600 million on rail projects that benefit private companies Read m

    Doesn't this classify as coporate welfare?
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    Re: Obama spends $600 million on rail projects that benefit private companies Read m

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Doesn't this classify as coporate welfare?
    More like a thank you to Buffett for having O's back in the fundamental transformation.
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    Re: Obama spends $600 million on rail projects that benefit private companies Read m

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Doesn't this classify as coporate welfare?
    As a railroader (who finds nearly every aspect of the profession dispicable):

    it is corporate welfare. Money gets given to the states, who give out grants to private railroads. These railroad jobs are enormously overpaid, and then the big guys on top ultimately make millions off of a job they should be doing themselves. They don't give out raises for this state job, they get paid their same rates. I could go on for hours about how much railroading in its current form is truly screwing over this country.

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