A HAT TIP TO FOREST GUMP’S “STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES” THE CATO ANGLE AGAINST PASSENGER RAIL

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BY M.E. Singer

Following closely behind the high-spirited reaction of ambulance-chasing personal injury attorneys, we can always depend upon CATO to spew its Potomac-financed nescient mentality after a tragic Amtrak wreck. As if pulling out the same anticipated, undesired free toy from a box of Cracker Jacks, we heard as if it was a laundry detergent. CATO’s new and improved mantra by Randall O’Toole, “Questions to Ask About Amtrak 501” (20 Dec https://www.cato.org/blog/ questions-ask-about-amtrak-501 ).  For rail advocacy, our mantra must be “¡No Pasarán!” (“They Shall Not Pass”– a slogan from the Spanish Civil War).

In approximately eight elementary questions and their simplistic, biased answers pulled from CATO’s dusty library that would fail college admission if on an entrance exam, CATO’s O’Toole took another shot at the viability, credibility, and market need for passenger rail in America:

1. CATO makes hay out of the initial deadline of 2015 for PTC by Congress…

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