Rahall defends Amtrak food service
(Source: West Virginia Gazette, August 4, 2012)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Rep. Nick J. Rahall is defending Amtrak against critics who want to privatize the railroad or at least some of its services. Congressional opponents are stepping up their arguments to promote the demise of America's passenger rail service, as they have done for many years.
Their newest ploy, Rahall said on Friday, would be to convert dining cars into some sort of rolling McDonald's outlets. Some Republican members of Congress are demanding Amtrak to contract out food and beverage services to the lowest bidder.
"The Republicans want to sacrifice workers," Rahall said, for "cheaper cheeseburgers. That's a whopper of a bad idea, if I ever heard one."
Full story: West Virginia Gazette
Monday, August 06, 2012
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