– White House wants states to help fund intercity rail – Feb 21, 2005

Just more bullshit. I agree wholeheartedly with the President. Propping up Amtrak with subsudies is bullshit. Amtrak is a business. Either it is a profit making business or it needs to fold and let someone else take over. Cutting down, or completely out, the subsidies that keep Amtrak afloat is probably going to be the only way to get some kind of reform and force them to get their shit together.
I see the big airlines such as Delta in the same light. The government needs to quit propping them up with my tax money. There are profitable airlines out there, and if the big airlines go bust, other companies that know how to actually conduct business will fill in the gaps.