H/T: Weasel Zippers
In support of President Obama’s bid to “win the future,” America’s most famous Amtrak rider, Vice President Joe Biden, issued a stern warning about U.S. competitiveness in the high-speed rail game: “If we don’t get a grip, folks, they’ll not only be teaching us, they’re gonna own our kids.”
The “they” Biden is talking about are all the other countries in the world who are developing or expanding high-speed rail systems, including China, Japan, Spain and France.Of these countries, it could be argued that China will own us because the U.S. Treasury owes it a lot of money, but not because of trains. France will own our kids? Seriously? If the Obama administration knows what's good for it, it will keep the cameras away from crazy uncle Joe.