Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said in an interview published this week that he would eliminate federal funding for Amtrak if he is elected in November.
In an interview with CNN’s Fortune Magazine, the presumptive GOP nominee identified the national passenger rail service as a program that would be on the chopping block in a Romney administration.
“There are three major areas I have focused on for reduction in spending,” Romney said to the magazine. “These are in many cases reductions which become larger and larger over time. So first there are programs I would eliminate — ObamaCare being one of them, but also various subsidy programs: the Amtrak subsidy, the PBS subsidy, the subsidy for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities.”
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