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Fiscal Liberals Politicizing The Amtrak Tragedy

“IF ONLY ANOTHER $1.31 BILLION HAD BEEN APPROPRIATED …” || By FITSNEWS || At least seven people are dead in Pennsylvania – and dozens more injured – after an Amtrak passenger train carrying 238 passengers and five crew members derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. Let’s stop for a moment before…

“IF ONLY ANOTHER $1.31 BILLION HAD BEEN APPROPRIATED …”

|| By FITSNEWS || At least seven people are dead in Pennsylvania – and dozens more injured – after an Amtrak passenger train carrying 238 passengers and five crew members derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

Let’s stop for a moment before going any further and acknowledge that, shall we?

Before all the bodies had been pulled out of the wreckage, though, fiscal liberals in the U.S. Congress were already blaming the tragedy on government underfunding of the chronically cash-strapped train system.

They also used the crash as an excuse to try and add $1.31 billion to the $1.14 billion Amtrak is getting in a transportation appropriations bill – and then bitched, moaned and played partisan politics when the effort was defeated.

“It is deeply troubling that my Republican colleagues defeated an amendment to fully fund Amtrak just hours after his tragic rail crash,” liberal U.S. representative Nita Lowey of New York said.

Really?

This website has repeatedly railed on Amtrak – operating from the belief that running a money-losing train system is not a core function of government.  However it never occurred to us to make that argument in the immediate aftermath of a fatal crash.

Especially not when initial reports indicate the train was traveling twice as fast as it was supposed to when it crashed …

Running trains is not a core function of government – and funding for Amtrak should have been zeroed out years ago.

But we were gonna at least wait a day before writing that …

Fiscal liberals?  They weren’t about to let that much time pass before they politicized the tragedy.

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87 comments

GrandTango May 13, 2015 at 4:11 pm

POLITICIZING A TRAGEDY…WTF…???

But FITS, and the Liberal-Tarians don’t politicize ISIS, or terrorists killing children in Doston, do you???

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mamatiger92 May 13, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Dunno, but you sure do. Day after ever-loving day.

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TroubleBaby May 13, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Yet another government asset that should be sold off/privatized.

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GrandTango May 13, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Obama’s gonna tell you this crash is your fault, because you ain’t been payin’ enough taxes….

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Pay Your Taxes May 13, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Well you certainly are not paying taxes what with being on medicaid…

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GrandTango May 13, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Why do you Dumb@$$#$ even post???…

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Nobody Likes You Here May 13, 2015 at 5:03 pm

That’s a question you are better off answering for yourself.

GrandTango May 13, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Wow!!!…GREAT creative comeback…you think of that yourself????…LMAO…

Jack May 13, 2015 at 6:56 pm

You have to be filled with self-loathing. You are everything people who think like you profess to hate. A lazy, unemployed taker. paying no taxes while sitting on your ass and collecting Medicaid benefits, SSI, and other public benefits; eating up precious resources, living on the backs of the taxpayers and producing absolutely nothing of value. In short a welfare king.

GrandTango May 13, 2015 at 7:18 pm

STFU…you brain-dead idiot…unless you can come w/ something pertinent and new…and maybe even remotely close to the truth…you are an inane ignorant @$$-hole, riding on the stupidity of those just as irrelevant as you…

The reason I Pi$$ you off to the level I do, is because I at least use my mind enough to PEG you for EXACTLY who, and what, you are…

If you’re incapable of an original thought…all you do is articulate your vapidness when you post…Dumb@$$…

RogueElephant May 13, 2015 at 7:47 pm

In Obummer’s world a white cop shot the black engineer and he lapsed over the throttle throwing it wide open. You mean you missed that? LOL

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GrandTango May 13, 2015 at 7:53 pm

What’s so sad R.E…they could peddle that Bull-$#!t…and most Democrat voters are so stupid, they’d buy it…

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm

How’d that work again with Nixon doing it to healthcare? Surging costs and corporate greed bilking us. Or what about deregulating energy in California a’ la Enron artificially upping wholesale prices.

Be careful what you wish for. This notion that the private sector is a vaunted fair marketplace of wonder and delight is rubbish. They are just as greedy, inept and wasteful as the public sector…and they aren’t even as accountable. They only have shareholders to answer to…not taxpayers.

Sit down and really think about where this anti-gov push is coming from? I’ll give you a hint….millionaires and billionaires.

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TroubleBaby May 13, 2015 at 11:19 pm

Mandated employer health care by Nixon is not free market…nor is federalizing Medicaid.

Enron bought and sold from public/gov’t utilities…again…not free market.

“They are just as greedy, inept and wasteful as the public sector…and they aren’t even as accountable.”

Companies in a true free market environment(I know, it’s hard to find now) that don’t please their customers go out of business.

Think about electronics, which is substantially more free than many other markets.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 13, 2015 at 11:42 pm

What about privatized prisons? Check out the spike in incarceration rates prompted by get tough on crime laws that were passed by legislatures manipulated by lobbyists for private prisons….all using our money.
The conditions of the prisons and treatment of inmates is sub-par given that profit is the prime motive.

That’s my point, in some cases privatization is good. However, in many other sectors where public welfare is concerned, it isn’t, b/c it emphasizes profit over people.

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TroubleBaby May 14, 2015 at 12:27 am

“What about privatized prisons?”

The problem is they are still administered by a corrupt judicial system(gov’t) and funded in a round about way by taxpayer money.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 14, 2015 at 12:37 am

I see. So you are all about no gov’t and only customer response determining winners and losers?

That’s great and all but what about metal shards in my Cheerios? What about lead paint on my kids’ toys? What about tainted beef? What about toxic dumping into rivers?

I could go on and on and on but ultimately private companies will take the path of least resistance towards profit (until they are caught). Is that what you want? A reactive system to people dying?

TroubleBaby May 14, 2015 at 1:09 am

“That’s great and all but what about metal shards in my Cheerios? What
about lead paint on my kids’ toys? What about tainted beef? What about
toxic dumping into rivers?”

That’s what lawsuits are for- also, metal in your Cheerios isn’t a common worry, nor tainted beef, etc. et al.

“shit happens”- but I’m not for liability free society.

“A reactive system to people dying?”

As I mentioned before, companies that harm their clients as part of their business philosophy in a free market don’t last long(which is different from accidents), if they are government supported…then they sometimes get carte blanche and can screw people with impunity…but again, that’s not ‘free market’.

What are you arguing for? Pre-crime? I don’t think you want that.

euwe max May 14, 2015 at 4:11 am

The DEA killed more people than the FDA which killed more people than all the bad meat and drugs ever consumed!

People worry too much about labelling cockroach bits, weevil husks and rat part percentages, and not enough about the size of their paycheck!

The nanny state has protected the unlucky far too long, it’s time for those who can afford quality to eliminate the lazy bottom feeding leeches.. that’s what they deserve!

As it says in the bible, those who have much will get more, and those who have little will have that little taken away.

Eat the poor, feed the rich.

TroubleBaby May 14, 2015 at 8:52 am

The DEA is a horrendous organization, also supported by a corrupt judicial system….feeding the problems in the black community disproportionately to other races by imprisoning their youth over victimless crimes.

euwe max May 14, 2015 at 4:06 am

Yeah, who ever heard of corruption in the *private* sector?

It’s *laws* that make people criminals, and men with guns and steenking *badges* that put private, honest, hard working captains of industry in prison… let’s not forget *that*!

TroubleBaby May 14, 2015 at 8:53 am

Now, now- I never said let alone implied any of that.

It’s just that a free market is a far better long term arbiter of “fairness” that any attempts by a corrupt gov’t to moderate “fairness”.

euwe max May 14, 2015 at 4:04 am

Privatized prisons?

How about privatized police forces?

And what’s all this shit about licensing airplane pilots, and surgeons?

building standards and permits, toxic waste, dangerous explosives, deadly biological research permits, anthrax and plague controls, quarantine…

but – we need men with guns to stop women from having abortions!

RogueElephant May 14, 2015 at 8:16 am

Damn. You are against the Prison Industrial Complex. WOW you got one right !!! Add to that the Pharma Industrial Complex.
I have always been a free market Republican but there has come a time for regulation to keep sanity in business. For lack of a better option we have to have government. But only as much as needed. Not the all controlling mess we have now. Somewhere between where you and I are politically would result in a wonderful country.

Underfunded Infrastructure May 13, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Government actually doing its job is “playing politics” because it doesn’t go to some wealthy pro-Republican billionaire.

You can only politicize events when it results in cutting something or pointing a finger at the black community.

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Elfego May 13, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Everything the government is involved in is full of fraud,theft,lies and unaccountable. Look at each branch of the Federal Government and show me one that is not full of all of these,

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 13, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Methinks you should move to a country with much less government to live the dream. Somalia is nice. Or maybe Yemen. There’s no gov. to encumber your freedom in those wonderful places.

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RogueElephant May 13, 2015 at 7:43 pm

You libturds seem to think that the only alternative to an all controlling govt. is no govt. at all. That is called anarchy . A govt. that can be all and do all can take all.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 13, 2015 at 8:04 pm

Seems to me the t-baggers cut off their noses to spite their faces.

When we refrain from baseless over-generalizations and concentrate on facts, there are several countries (western democracies) who are practically fully fledged socialist nations with better GDP per capita, lower crime, lower unemployment, better education, better healthcare, higher well being index etc…and their income tax rates are the same or only slightly higher than America’s per bracket.

Problem for t-baggers is that all that success comes with lots of gov’t and therefore you lot would rather live in a Fox News driven hellscape of guns and religion than actually embrace a model that can lift America to uber awesomeness.

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euwe max May 14, 2015 at 3:59 am

Somalia – the greatest good for the greatest number.

SCBlues May 14, 2015 at 5:42 am

“Seems to me the t-baggers cut off their noses to spite their faces.”
Some would do well to cut off their faces to spite their noses . . .

And anywho if you’ve ever smelled a t-bagger’s face you’d understand why they would cut off their nose . . .

RogueElephant May 14, 2015 at 8:17 am

Name a few.

euwe max May 14, 2015 at 3:59 am

NO GOVERNMENT?

BLASPHEMY!

next, you’ll be preaching the gospel of supply-side Jesus!

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Trey Gowdy's Second Cousin May 13, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Yes ” Conservatives” never politicize tragedies,

BENGHAZI!!!!

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 13, 2015 at 7:20 pm

No…they never do.

Conservatives are the real victims here. They are way into the victimhood thing.

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RogueElephant May 13, 2015 at 7:33 pm

Conservatives are the victims here. Working types will be squeezed for more taxes to pay for the replacement of all that junk. Going 100 mph. into a 50 mph curve. WOW It had to be Bush’s fault. LOL

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 13, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Bless your heart. I can sympathize with your desperate plight of being a white male in America.

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RogueElephant May 13, 2015 at 7:45 pm

There are a lot of brown, black and yellow tax payers also. But I guess the only ones that you are concerned with are the white ones.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 13, 2015 at 7:58 pm

It’s just those taxpayers seem to have a complex known as “47%-itis” ….I wonder why that is?

RogueElephant May 13, 2015 at 8:02 pm

That’s easy 47% makers 53% takers. Democrat Nirvana.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 13, 2015 at 8:11 pm

There it is..the victimhood loop.

euwe max May 14, 2015 at 3:58 am

Hey! that’s *Jesus*’s line!

SCBlues May 14, 2015 at 5:39 am

“There are a lot of brown, black and yellow tax payers also”
Horseshit! White people are the only ones who pay taxes – get an effin clue.

RogueElephant May 14, 2015 at 7:54 am

Thanks. I needed a good laugh this morning.

euwe max May 14, 2015 at 3:57 am

Who’s going to stand up for the *white* man?

*sob*

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idcydm May 13, 2015 at 8:50 pm

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste…”

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euwe max May 14, 2015 at 3:57 am

BEN … GHAZI!

not political at all.. Bush? Who’s that?

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SCBlues May 14, 2015 at 5:38 am

Terri Schiavo. Nuff said.

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FastEddy23 May 13, 2015 at 9:53 pm

Those are not fiscal liberals. Those are whinny pork barrel liberals.

The federal Gruberment should not be in the railroad business at all.

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euwe max May 14, 2015 at 3:56 am

The state shouldn’t be in the business of promoting the general welfare of its citizens – that’s just *crazy*!

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FastEddy23 May 20, 2015 at 11:38 am

The state shouldn’t be in the business of promoting the general welfare of its corporations, either.

This whole crony backhanding, picking and choosing the favored corporate and private donors stinks. Unions not excluded.

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euwe max May 20, 2015 at 11:49 am

If only the fondling fathers could have realized how seditious the phrases “promote the general welfare” and “provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States.” really was.

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FastEddy23 May 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm

It’s a tough cross to bare.

Hey, why don’t They do both?

So far it has just been the military and the big banks that get the lion’s share of the welfare.

Todd May 13, 2015 at 10:02 pm

There is zero reason something like train speed should be controlled by a single operator in the modern world. No for-profit outfit would ever operate under such outdated conditions. Only federal funding and federal protection from civil liability can explain this. We need to pull all federal funding for obsolete mass transit and spend it on autonomous car research. It is painfully obvious that it is the future of transportation. Too bad government never cancels a program that has federal employees on the payroll.

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euwe max May 13, 2015 at 11:52 pm

yeah.. no need to politicize – mass transit.

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GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 6:03 am

No need to politicize????…that’s a blatant admission liberals are guilty…LMAO…Who do you think you are fooling…???…LMAO…

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euwe max May 14, 2015 at 7:39 am

Who? Obviously I’m fooling you, though you provide such excellent tools for the endeavor, it’s hardly a compliment. All I can really do is magnify the job you’ve already done to yourself.

As a fool, you’re not that unique, except perhaps in your ranking – which makes sense. The truly insipid fools are marked by the energy they invest in childish obnoxiousness, as though the volume and intensity of their claims of self-worth somehow gives them relevance. I suppose it’s akin to closing the eyes while laughing so loudly at one’s own jokes that the imagined approbation of the audience isn’t contradicted by either sight or sound.

The plain meaning of even the most common conversation quickly becomes the most impenetrable subtlety, and must be “retranslated” into fool speak, in order to disguise the inability to understand.

Once a received message has been thus translated into nonsense, it only remains to open the tool box marked “childish taunts, tired cliches, rubber and glue” and select a well-worn reply.

Everyone else is a fool, to a fool.

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GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 7:53 am

You ALWAYS run from who you are, when it manifests…Don’t you???…LMAO…

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euwe max May 14, 2015 at 8:30 am

The reply closest to the top of the box.

RogueElephant May 14, 2015 at 7:57 am

Go for it Euwe. You have the big shovel well in hand today. Pile it high. LOL

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GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 8:14 am

It’s a GRAND case of the PIG SQUEALING when he is STUCK…my the truth….LMAO…

euwe max May 14, 2015 at 8:28 am

It is my pleasure to volunteer this important public service.

Garbage May 13, 2015 at 11:54 pm

Please stop all your whining about conservatives and liberals. These are people. Real lives. Some conservative, some liberal, I would imagine.

Do you think they care NOW? Seven are dead, more are injured. I wonder if those who were injured looked up and said, “oh please god don’t let it be a democrat, a republican, a green party, or a libertarian, rescuing me. I imagine they thought – thank god someone found me and I might live to tell my story, however wonderful or horrible it might be.

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euwe max May 14, 2015 at 3:54 am

let them die in church

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GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 8:14 am

Bigot against Christians much????

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euwe max May 14, 2015 at 8:31 am

Missed the reference – again.

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GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 8:41 am

No, the problem is: I hit the NAIL on the HEAD..and that’s what P!$$#$ you off…LMAO…

euwe max May 14, 2015 at 8:45 am

You really only have two replies when you’ve just had the shit slapped out of you, don’t you?

The “got your goat” reply

and the “run from who you are” reply.

If there are others, don’t blame me for forgetting..

GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 8:49 am

When both apply, perfectly…why do you get so P!$$#d…Dumb@$$????…LMAO….

Ashamed of who, and what, you are???

euwe max May 14, 2015 at 8:59 am

No, just pointing out that you’re completely bereft of ideas.

GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 10:34 am

No…you’re just simple, and easy to discredit…LMAO…

euwe max May 14, 2015 at 4:26 pm

ok… show me.

GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 6:02 am

A DEAD GIVEAWAY liberals are Guilty…when they want to take POLITICS out of it… LMAO

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Garbage May 14, 2015 at 10:30 am

It is being politicized for Amtrak funding, a federally-chartered corporation. The government is the majority stockholder. The board appointed by the POTUS and confirmed by US Senate, yet they operate as a for profit company.

Read the news today, this tragedy is being used to eek out more funding for Amtrak.

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GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 10:42 am

Who said: “Never let a crisis go to waste”….????…

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Garbage May 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

Winston Churchill. Could have been M. F. Weiner or Rahm Emanuel.

GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 11:34 am

DING, DING, DING…Obama’s Top Stooge: Rahm Emanuel

Garbage May 14, 2015 at 11:48 am

Many want credit. I typed Winston Churchill, but before hitting send, decided to verify. I personally think Churchill.

GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 11:50 am

Winston Churchill helped win WWII…

Emanuel helped DESTROY America, and he has Chicago in an even bigger mess than it was……so I’d attached it to Raham…if it’s a negative reflection…He certainly has earned it…

Garbage May 14, 2015 at 11:57 am

Churchill did help win WWII, as did Roosevelt.

As a negative reflection, this once, I might let Raham claim it.

Garbage May 14, 2015 at 11:59 am

Edit disappeared. *Rahm.

RogueElephant May 14, 2015 at 8:04 am

My mother used to say: “the true amount of political belief racism, religious hatred, homophobia or other strongly held beliefs will be determined by one being in the ditch and refusing the hand that reaches down to help you out.”

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snickering May 13, 2015 at 11:57 pm

Tell that to the dead and injured peoples families. Let’s hear their side of the story.

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GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 6:04 am

Has the end begun for FITS…Word is out: “It is Done.”

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Inmate Grand Tango 13131313 May 14, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Where you are headed, your access to a computer is not possible. You will, however, have access to a rec room tv and printed reading materials.

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Jackie Chiles May 14, 2015 at 2:25 pm

I’m not sure why this is the Republicans’ fault. If Amtrak can’t operate a safe railroad without sufficient government money, then why was it operating a railroad without sufficient government money?

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