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China To Invest 10X More On High-Speed Rail, If U.S. Decides To Invest Anything

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V.P. Joe Biden is trying to drum up support to invest $53 Billion over 6 years to build new high-speed rail networks and  make current rail systems able to handle high-speed trains.

Meanwhile, China is planning on investing $451 Billion to $602 Billion on their high-speed rail networks between 2011 and 2015.

China is all but assured of spending that money.  I find it doubtful that Biden will be successful in convincing enough Republican Teabaggers in the U.S. House of Representatives to spend even 1/10th as much as the Chinese, even on a longer time frame.  Guess who’s more likely to lead the world through the 21st century?

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