Thursday, July 13, 2006

What could go wrong? (underfunding rail security edition)

The Blotter:
One day after the mass transit rail bombings in India, the U.S. Senate was asked to increase funding for rail security in this country. The majority said no.

The vote was 50-50, one vote shy of providing extra money to beef up security on U.S. railroads.
Only two Democrats voted against it, and South Dakota and Nebraska are states with understandably little interest in such funding.