What better way to show your fight against global warming and carbon footprints than jet-setting in your own fossil fuel burning private jet? Or 1,700 of them:
A squadron of 1,700 private jets are rumbling into Davos, Switzerland, this week to discuss global warming and other issues as the annual World Economic Forum gets underway.
The influx of private jets is so great, the Swiss Armed Forces has been forced to open up a military air base for the first time ever to absorb all the super rich flying their private jets into the event, reports Newsweek.
. . . Former Vice President-turned-carbon billionaire Al Gore and rapper Pharrell Williams will be there as well; each plans to discuss global warming and recycling respectively.
Another big theme of the mega-rich confab will be combating “income inequality” and how the world’s rich can pay their fair share to reduce the gap between top earners and the lower class. Admission price for Davos: roughly $40,000 a ticket.
I have a brilliant idea that could reduce carbon emissions and help to promote income equality: all of these people could sell their private jets, skip this multi-thousand dollar conference and give their money to the poor. Yay! But I imagine not a single one of these people will do that. See, fixing income inequality and reducing carbon footprints is for other people.
This has ever been the liberal way. For them, fixing problems has always been about government coercion rather than personal responsibility.
Just think about all of the leftists who have complained about low tax rates for the rich. Any one of them could have opted to give more of their own income. But, for some reason, none of them ever decide to do that. Stephen King’s rant begging for higher tax rates is a classic example. The guy could easily just pay a higher tax rate. But apparently that’s not good enough. He wants to be forced to pay. Can’t fix this kind of stupid.