Some left-leaning politicians are exploiting last week’s Amtrak derailment tragedy to push for more government spending. Heritage experts Paul Winfree and Michael Sargent write on the FoxNews.com that this solution is not only distasteful but also doesn’t address the key problem:
The partisan finger-pointing came well before the investigation into the accident could produce any answers—including the revelation that the train went into a sharp curve at more than twice the designated speed limit. In addition, the Republican funding bill they were disparaging does not cut allocations to safety programs for the National Transportation Safety Board or the Federal Railroad Administration. Yet when federal funding is at stake, ideology happily tramples facts in its race to exploit human tragedy.
You can read Winfree and Sargent’s full analysis here.
Do you think spending more money on Amtrak is the right answer? Tell us in the comments.