Picture an unholy alliance of local government liberals and Federal bureaucrats, then take that to an even more frightening level by factoring in the classic liberal love of public transportation. These cash-burning forces converge at the one city in America that combines the worst excesses of local and Federal government: Washington, D.C. Recently, a group of city officials, Amtrak management, and a local developer announced a plan to redevelop the iconic Union Station in Washington, D.C. Union. In presenting the details of the project, they swore that the footprint of the building would remain the same, and the original architecture of the century-old building would remain unchanged. Hmmm. Same footprint. Same architecture. To the casual observer, that might mean they are doing some functional upgrades, for a reasonable price.