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    Obama spends $600 million on rail projects that benefit private companies Read more

    WASHINGTON — The railroad industry brags in its national publicity campaign that it spends billions of dollars improving its infrastructure “so taxpayers don’t have to.”But the ads don’t tell everything. The nation’s freight rail network has been the quiet recipient of more than $600 million in federal investment during the Obama administration.
    According to Federal Railroad Administration numbers, at least half that amount has gone to projects that benefit the nation’s four largest railroads, the same companies at the heart of the industry’s ubiquitous “Freight Rail Works” campaign.
    That doesn’t even include tens of millions more that states have contributed for additional investment in ports and high-speed passenger trains that’s boosted the nation’s freight railroads.

    Read more here: WASHINGTON: Obama spends $600 million on rail projects that benefit private companies | Economy | McClatchy DC

    WASHINGTON: Obama spends $600 million on rail projects that benefit private companies | Economy | McClatchy DC
    Well, Buffet backing Obama's play has certainly paid off hasn't it?
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    Is that so the FEMA trains have tracks to come get us on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Is that so the FEMA trains have tracks to come get us on?
    I have no idea what you are talking about...I posted the story...
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    Obama spends 600 million on railroads...sounds like another outrage peice. I did not even know Obama could just give money away. Yep, I bet it is more outrage.
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    Re: Obama spends $600 million on rail projects that benefit private companies Read m

    Isn't the gov't creating (or saving) jobs cool? This probably only cost about $250K per job per year, but it gets that campaign cash flowing. You didn't build that, we built it for you.
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    I really dont know, can the POTUS appropriate money like that? j
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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
    Obama spends 600 million on railroads...sounds like another outrage peice. I did not even know Obama could just give money away. Yep, I bet it is more outrage.
    Oh, so you don't really know how DC works eh? May I suggest watching

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I really dont know, can the POTUS appropriate money like that? j
    You don't think the President can pick up the phone, and put things in motion behind the scenes? Don't be naive, and don't take me for a fool.
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    So he cant really?
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    So he cant really?
    Whatever helps you sleep at night bro.
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