Taxpayers Lost $833 Million on Cheeseburgers and Soda, Thanks to Amtrak

Amtrak riders have long been able to enjoy cans of carbonated beverages whilst traveling via railroad. The cans of soda set riders back $2 a piece. But, here’s the thing: the U.S. Treasury has been spending $3.40 on each soda. Cheeseburgers on the rail cost $9.50, but Amtrak is spending $16.50 on them. The price differential has made it so that Amtrak has lost $833 million of taxpayers money on soda and cheeseburgers over the course of the last decade. [Washington Examiner]