We are in the middle of the budget process. The Republican Controlled Congress has their blueprint for where the budget should grow and where it should be cut. As I wrote yesterday, Congress, or at least House Republicans, want to cut the Amtrak budget by one-fifth.
As usual, I heard from some conservatives that all I want to do is spend money. That is not true. But, I do want to spend money on things that will actually help the economy, our safety, and our people. So, let our conservative friends digest these ideas for budget cuts, and/or laws that will make it all happen.
First on the list is subsidies for gas and oil companies. I have never understood why a company like Exxon/Mobile who makes about $20 Billion per year in Profits needs subsidies. But I will allow that maybe they do. However, I propose that all subsidies…
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