Mixed in with the platitudes and double talk of his second inaugural address, Obama indicated his actual priorities for the next four long years by extolling the global warming hoax. To get at least a vague idea of how much the idea that authoritarian bureaucrats can control the weather through hyper-regulation, wealth redistribution, and central planning could cost us, let’s turn to the most vociferous advocate of the climate change movement, the odious United Nations, which admitted a couple years ago that its schemes would cost $1.9 trillion per year for 40 years:
That works out to a grand total of $76 trillion, over 40 years — or more than five times the entire Gross Domestic Product of the United States ($14.66 trillion a year). It’s all part of a “technological overhaul” “on the scale of the first industrial revolution” called for in the annual report. Except that the U.N. will apparently control this next industrial revolution.
Where will the money come from? From the shrinking number of Americans who are still pulling the cart instead of riding in it.
Don’t worry, the UN won’t really spend $76 trillion on this farce. Once the US economy collapses under the weight of Obama’s spending and is replaced by something along the line of Cuba’s, there will be just barely enough money to keep a government boot on everyone’s face. Flaky lies like global warming won’t be necessary at that point.
On a tip from Bob Roberts.