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Republicans Blast ‘Livable Communities’ Bill As Washington-Based Central Planning for Cities and Towns | CNSnews.com

I cannot imagine being forced to live in a community with wide sidewalks,  lanes for bus turns, open spaces and bike lanes. That’s SOCIALISM!

(CNSNews.com) – The Senate Banking Committee passed the Livable Communities Act on Tuesday, moving the bill one step closer to final passage. The bill creates $4 billion in neighborhood planning grants for “sustainable” living projects and a new federal office to oversee them.

Republicans Blast ‘Livable Communities’ Bill As Washington-Based Central Planning for Cities and Towns | CNSnews.com.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Politics, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

NationalJournal.com – Amtrak E-Mail Misuse Alleged in IG Scandal – Thursday, January 20, 2011

This is the “wedge” Republicans will use to destroy Amtrak. The IG issue is a viable matter of dispute. Amtrak is a mess. Too bad for rail passengers.

Amtrak’s independent investigative officer is asking the U.S. Postal Service to look into whether Amtrak officials misused the e-mail system by searching for communiqués between his office and Congress about the unexpected retirement of Amtrak’s longtime inspector general, according to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif

NationalJournal.com – Amtrak E-Mail Misuse Alleged in IG Scandal – Thursday, January 20, 2011.

Filed under: Amtrak

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