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Old 06-25-2009, 07:09 PM  
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Ronald Reagan at fault for DC Metro crash

According to the House Majority Leader anyway....


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Hoyer Blames Reagan for D.C. Metrorail Crash

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md, is using the fatal D.C. Metro accident to slam the Reagan administration for failure to adequately fund public transportation a quarter-century ago.



Yet the accident occurred despite the fact that Congress ignored Reagan and funded Metro anyway, CNSNews.com pointed out.



Hoyer was asked during a press briefing Tuesday about the role of Congress in remedying the safety problems that have plagued Washington’s Metrorail system – and about a 2006 National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report outlining the inability of some subway cars to survive catastrophic crashes.



Hoyer said he was aware of the report, CNSNews.com reported.



“I want to say that to the extent that that contributed to the injuries and the loss of life here, we need to look at that and that will be obviously impetus for making these cars safer,” Hoyer said. “As you know, it’s been 30 years, and as you know, the Reagan administration recommended no further money towards mass transit.”



Hoyer then went on to describe his interpretation of Reagan administration mass transit policy.



“Congress did not adopt that recommendation,” Hoyer said, adding that Congress chose to provide funds anyway.



“In fact, Metro has received probably more federal funds than any other metro system in the country,” he said.



Despite criticizing the 40th president’s stance on federal funding, Hoyer admitted he was not ready to conclude that a lack of resources might have contributed to the accident.



“We don’t know yet whether this was a human error, computer error, (or) equipment error,” he said, “all of which are, I suppose, possible.”
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This is correct. He was never banned. He called me a liar regarding some fact on an issue and when I proved conclusively that I was correct he wouldn't admit to it and tried to ignore his earlier bullshit statements... so I screwed with two of his posts and he left in a huff.
You gave him the impression you weren't going to let him speak until he apologized to you. You didn't ban him, but you took away his voice and his ability to make his case. On a message board, particularly in the middle of an argument, that's not much better than a ban. It wasn't one of your better moments, IMO.
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