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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Joe Biden Junction

This just in: trouble at dysfunction junction: Amtrak is renaming the Wilmington, DE station “Joe Biden Station.” Nice.

joebiden station “All told, Delaware got more than $126 million in stimulus funds targeted for Amtrak, or nearly 10 percent of the $1.3 billion Amtrak received from Mr. Obama’s program.”

Although “Squatch,” a commenter, noted: “I hear there’s no handicapped boarding section. That Joe Biden, a real Stand Up guy.”

Do not confuse Joe Biden Station with the next stop along the route: Budget Reconciliation Station.


That’s something altogether different. The Amtrak station named after Joey B is only $5.7 million over budget. The federal budget, at last pulse check, was $1.7 trillion over budget. That’s trillion, with a “t” that rhymes with “c” and that stands for cuts. Make them big ones, please.