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  •  If they try and privatize rail, (4+ / 0-)
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    Boppy, UnionMade, Creosote, spacecadet1

    Obama should respond by suggesting the Interstate system be sold off ( or leased out to the States) to pay down the debt, and let private companies run it with tolls....( or each state use it as a revenue generating source for them) ( and maintain it too.. relieving the Feds of the burden)
    Those Red States that have 1 person/sq mile would have to pay some hefty tolls....why should the taxpayer subsidize miles and miles of highway? Let the user pay the cost...
    This would push  more people onto rail, and it would then be an apple to apple comparison. If Amtrak needs to make money, so does the "socialist" free interstate system.
    Maybe they will back off Amtrak if the Interstate system is brought up as a privitization candidate too.
    "Sure.. privatize both Amtrak AND the Interstate system" he should say.... "sell off the assets to pay down the pesky debt..."
    Watch them squeal.

    •  Hey, I like this idea! eom (1+ / 0-)
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      JeffW
      If they try and privatize rail, Obama should respond by suggesting the Interstate system be sold off ( or leased out to the States) to pay down the debt....

      Renewable energy brings national global security.     

      by Calamity Jean on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 01:58:25 PM PST

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