Trump Nukes Flyover America

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If you depend on any kind of rail to commute, or even if  you fly regional, Trump is sacrificing your ability to travel to profit the super-wealthy.  The Trump White House budget cuts $2.4 billion from transportation.   Amtrack:  Cut completely.  That devastates 23 states — the sole mode of travel for 144.6 million Americans.

“It’s ironic that Trump’s first budget proposal undermines the very communities whose economic hardship and sense of isolation from the rest of the country helped propel him into office.  These working class communities—many of them located in the Midwest and the South—were tired of being treated like ‘flyover country.’ But by proposing the elimination of Amtrak’s long distance trains, the Trump Administration does them one worse, cutting a vital service that connects these small town economies to the rest of the U.S. These hard-working, small town Americans don’t have airports or Uber to turn to; they depend on these trains.” 
~Jim Mathews, President of the National Association of Rail Passenger (NARP)

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