Today, I'm simply going to reproduce part of an alert sent yesterday to members by NARP, the National Association of Railroad Passengers. It has to do with the absurd, idiotic action of the House committee that recommends slashing the already meager subsidy Amtrak has been getting. The most likely result were this committee's recommendation to be adopted? The shut-down of many, or even all, of Amtrak's long-distance trains. Anyway, here's the NARP email bulletin.