Amtrak’s Snack Bar Loses Money. Lots of Money
It’s official: the government can’t even run a snack bar.
Federal spending over the past 20 years has surged 71 percent faster than inflation, much of it on bloated and wasteful programs and services, including Vice President Joe Biden’s favorite mode of travel: Amtrak.
According to the newly revised Heritage Foundation report, “Federal Spending by the Numbers,” the rail service lost $84.5 million alone on its food and beverage services in 2011, and $833.8 million over the past 10 years. “It has never broken even on these services,” said Heritage.
Not even a snack bar with a captive audience. And they’re gonna fix healthcare? Enjoy America, you get what you vote for.