This is personal to me. A friend I knew in high school, went into the service with, and kept in touch with couldn't afford insurance and caught appendicitis. It ruined his credit and nearly his family. In 1992 when he had a heart attack, he just laid down and died rather than calling 911.
That's what happens in the US when you work full time and can't afford insurance.
Trump's father died at 93, so
Yes, but Trump's father didn't piss off the entire intelligence community. Accidents happen...
Again, the Acela Express IS profitable.
If you want to make an investor pitch based on cherry picking a single route, good luck. Amtrak is still a basket case.
Tell you what, sparky: if you think that you can operate Amtrak on a break-even or better financial basis, then talk to some investment bankers, take it over, and see if you're right. I wouldn't give you a dime, but if you take it private, I won't have to anymore.
Plenty of people objected to the Boston Tunnel Debacle before, during, and after its perpetration.
Your "gut feeling" that this project is a debacle does not make it so.
No, the massive waste of my tax money is what makes it so. Do try to keep up, will you?
Only through hard work and perseverance can one truly suffer.