Instead of working to upgrade long-distance transportation services, and ignoring his promise to invest in American infrastructure, Trump is working to end long-distance train travel.
According to an article posted on July 3, 2017, in the San Francisco Chronicle, if Trump’s 2018 proposed budget is passed, long-distance passenger trains that have crisscrossed America for more than a century will fade into oblivion.
Despite record high numbers of Amtrak passengers, Trump’s budgetary plan is to slash funds for Amtrak by nearly 50 percent, forcing the end of Amtrak’s long-distance train service in America.
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In a memo dated May 31, AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka issued a statement to unions on President Trump’s proposed budget.
“This budget is the most significant betrayal yet of the working people President Trump claims to support. It is a blueprint for how to rig the rules of the economy to favor the wealthy and corporations, while taking away our freedoms and protections at work,” Trumka said.
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Click here to read highlights of the proposed budget.
On May 23, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released a statement on how President Trump’s FY2018 budget proposal favors the top one percent and hurts working Americans. Trumka described Trump’s proposal as a “blueprint for how to rig the rules of the economy to favor the wealthy and corporations, while taking away our freedoms and protections at work.” Read his statement here.