World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 06 Apr, 2021 08:45 am

Selling Biden’s infrastructure plan: Identity politics and anti-Chinese nationalism

Selling Biden’s infrastructure plan: Identity politics and anti-Chinese nationalism
In their first television pitches for the $2 trillion plan, Biden administration officials included attacks on China.

The Biden administration has begun a campaign to seek support for the president’s proposed infrastructure plan, which would provide $2.These commentaries entirely ignore the substance of the policies pursued by the Biden administration.In its demands that schools reopen and parents go back to work, regardless of the threat to health and life from COVID-19, the Biden administration is just as brutally opposed to the interests of the working class as the Trump administration.In its foreign policy, based on confronting China and Russia directly, the Biden administration is even more flagrantly and consistently aggressive than the Trump administration, even if it proceeds with soporific rather than directly provocative language.

” Notably, while invoking the Chinese bogeyman, neither representative of the Biden administration gave prominence to corporate opposition to the proposed rise in the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent.On the contrary, Granholm took care to point out that Biden was choosing not to return the rate to 35 percent, the level that prevailed before the 2017 Trump tax cut for the wealthy.

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