According to the MS Press the $700 million to move the CSX rail line isn't pork it's progress! But considering that many residents of the Gulf Coast are living in FEMA trailers; I believe the money could be better spent elsewhere.
Why was CSX allowed to repair the rail line (which is now fully functional) if the government was going to buy them out?
Why isn't money being sought to rebuild the public schools, libraries and government buildings destroyed by Katrina?
Why isn't money being sought to restore the utilities destroyed by Katrina?
Why isn't money being sought to help people rebuild their homes, and to build apartments?
Why is money being sought to give to a private corporation (CSX), that had a profitable year in spite of Katrina?
At this time $700 million of our TAX MONEY could be better spent on the citizens of the Gulf Coast who lost everything, not on moving a railroad that is fully functional.
If you believe the $700 million could be better spent on the needs of the residents of the MS Gulf Coast, please sign this online petition http://www.petitiononline.com/csxpork/petition.html