Gimme a Fucking Break, Joe
Kevin Carson | October 29th, 2014
We already knew Joe Biden was a useful idiot for the “Green” (actually greenwashed) or “Progressive” wing of corporate capital, because of his indignation over the “theft” of “intellectual property.” He denounced “stealing” songs or movies as morally equivalent to a “smash-and-grab at Macy’s” — and in keeping with that belief has supervised FBI actions to shut down alleged “file-sharing” websites, based entirely on executive fiat, from Disney headquarters. But as demonstrated by his recent scolding on the state of America’s infrastructure (Emily Badger, “Joe Biden is very angry at us for skimping on America’s infrastructure,” Washington Post, Oct. 21), that’s not the only aspect of the “Progressive” Capitalist model he endorses.
In the past, Biden said, the US invested in big transportation projects — like the national railroad system, civil aviation and the Interstate Highway System — even when there didn’t seem to be money for it. ...