Last week, 1,700 private jets flew into Davos, Switzerland, carrying with them the world’s progressive monied elite, who gathered to fret about man-caused global warming and how the American middle class enjoyed too high a standard of living and should be cut down to third world levels.
There was such a big influx of air traffic, reports Newsweek, that the Swiss military had to open an air base for the private jets to land. At last year’s meeting in Davos, some 200 helicopters were used to bring in conference-goers.
Naturally, the original manbearpig himself, Al Gore, was also there. Accompanied by the former president of Mexico (a good friend of George W. Bush, who did not attend but was there in spirit), Al Gore announced a “bold plan” to spend 90 Trillion dollars of other people’s money to eliminate automobiles from all the world’s cities. (So, that no one could travel easily out of their designated habitation sector, and all commuters would be at the mercy of public mass transit unions.)
Former Vice President Al Gore and former Mexican President Felipe Calderon are pushing for $90 trillion in spending to ban cars from every major city in the world and make them more dense.
(Yes, this was the plot of a bad 1970’s movie; that’s where progs get all their ideas.)