That Well Spent Stimulus Money … , Amtrak Renaming Train Station in Wilmington, DE after Vice President Joseph R. Biden, the Stimulus “Sheriff”
Does anyone really still question why the $787 billion stimulus plan that was supposed to create jobs was a complete bust?
Just another example of the waste of the stimulus money, $20 million was allocated to the Wilmington, DE Amtrak railway station … they rename the station after VP Joseph Biden. Nice to know that you funnel tax payer monitory resources to a project and get your name attached to it. UNREAL, hmm, no conflicts or nothing inappropriate here. So Barack Obama taps VP Joe Biden to oversee the allocation of the stimulus money and t
As a thank-you to its most famous customer, Amtrak is renaming the train station in Wilmington, Del., after stimulus “sheriff” Vice President Joseph R. Biden — after the project received $20 million in stimulus money and came in $5.7 million over the initial announced budget.
Spokesmen for Mr. Biden, who said he personally fought for stimulus money for Amtrak, didn’t respond to messages Wednesday or Thursday.
But Amtrak said it alone made the decision to rename the station in honor of the vice president. The company also said its own budget projection was always greater than the $32 million the White House announced back in 2009 — though Amtrak itself also listed the $32 million cost that year, later raising the price tag to $37.7 million.
No wonder Democrats are all for high speed trains, Biden just wants a faster choo-choo trained named after him.