RUSH: "A United Nations document on 'climate change' that will be distributed to a major environmental conclave next week envisions a huge reordering of the world economy, likely involving trillions of dollars in wealth transfer, millions of job losses and gains, new taxes, industrial relocations, new tariffs and subsidies, and complicated payments for greenhouse gas abatement schemes and carbon taxes -- all under the supervision of the" United Nations. Now since Obama's in the White House, all pretense is off. The man-made global warming hoaxers are making it very clear what their objective has been all along, and that is fleece the United States of America. It's a giant money grab, and now they're being open and honest about it.
"Those and other results are blandly discussed in a discretely worded United Nations 'information note' on potential consequences of the measures that industrialized countries will likely have to take to implement the Copenhagen Accord, the successor to the Kyoto Treaty, after it is negotiated and signed by December 2009." Blandly discussed? Blandly. Do they know that if this ever gets out, it will never pass? Or will it? You know, I know that 62 million Americans voted against Obama, but I still wonder where we are on things like this. "The Obama administration has said it supports the treaty process if, in the words of a US State Department spokesman, it can come up with an 'effective framework' for dealing with global warming."
In other words: "Damn the consequences! If we can claim that it fights global warming, we will do it." It fits right in, ladies and gentlemen, with Obama's plan to destruct the foundation of capitalism in this country and replace it with a giant government and a huge, huge welfare state. I'm not going to go through this whole story. It's a Fox News website story. But when you analyze what the UN climate change treaty is all about, you find that all it is about is the redistribution of wealth. Here, let me give you an example here: "When it comes to the results of such reform, the note says only that it could have 'positive consequences for alternative transportation providers and producers of alternative fuels.'"
Let me translate. This means they'll put out of business current transportation providers and standard fuel producers. "In the same bland manner, the note informs negotiators without going into details that cap-and-trade schemes 'may induce some industrial relocation' to 'less regulated host countries.'" Now, if this was really about climate change, really, they would not allow less regulated countries. This is spreading the wealth around, period, using the climate as an excuse. "The note adds only that industrial relocation 'would involve negative consequences for the implementing country, which loses employment and investment.' But at the same time it 'would involve indeterminate consequences for the countries that would host the relocated industries.'"
This is nothing more than a giant, global redistribution-of-wealth scheme. Man-made global warming, the hoax that it is, has always been nothing but that -- with the accompanying gigantic growth-of-government from nation to nation occurring at the same time -- and the loss of individual liberty and freedom. Tell the people in Denver! Tell the people in Fargo! I woke up the other day looked at the weather, and it was 35 degrees in New York! And you know, more and more people are starting to ask, "What is this global warming?" More people are starting to consider the notion that we actually may be in a cooling phase, 'cause there hasn't been any significant warming in years.
RUSH: This is Bill, Bloomfield, New Jersey. It's great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush, it's an honor.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: Yeah. I'd like to talk about this global warming folly. Um, we already have a solution for this, and it won't cost the taxpayer a penny. It will be good for the environment, and it would it would keep gas prices low.
RUSH: Well, but wait. I'm not trying to be contentious for no reason, but as I said earlier here on the program: We try to derive truth. We try to find truth and we espouse it and expose it. There is no global warming. So when you say that we have a "solution" to it, you know, I throw my hands up. There's no "solution" to it because there isn't any global warming -- and I don't care if there is warming or cooling, there's nothing we can do about it! We're just human beings. There's not a damn thing that we can do to cause it or to stop it. We're just prisoners here.
CALLER: I agree. I agree.
RUSH: Okay. All right. Wonderful.
CALLER: I agree. Let me rephrase that. What we can do about this massive government intervention into our economics.
CALLER: We could do something about that.
CALLER: What we can do is mandate... I don't like mandates, but they're mandating everything across the board now. But if they want to put a good mandate in, they can mandate that all cars sold in the United States will be flex-fuel cars. That would be cars that run either on gasoline, ethanol, or methanol, or a combination of the three. That would create a free market incentive for companies to install pumps. That's where the problem is. We don't have the pumps for these cars because there are about a half a million cars that have already been manufactured in the United States that are flex-fuel.
RUSH: You mean fuel pumps? You're talking about gas station-type fuel stations?
RUSH: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
CALLER: Fuel stations.
RUSH: Okay. Well, here again, I realize you're trying to help -- and I admire people who think outside the box, and you're thinking outside the box. So congratulations. Sincerely. But ethanol is a disaster. Sorry, Iowa, but ethanol is a way for congressmen to get votes in the Hawkeye primaries, the Hawkeye Cauci. Ethanol, it costs more to make it. It costs more to transport it. It causes a shortage of a food crop for people around the world. In Mexico...? Have you seen the price of tortillas in Mexico?
CALLER: Yes. Rush, I agree.
RUSH: Seriously, it's their bread. I'm not making any jokes. It sounds funny. But we're getting so far off the deep end. There's nothing wrong with gasoline. There literally is nothing wrong with gasoline. I love gasoline! You know, I love Jet A. I love oil. We're not going to run out of any of it for a long time. Mother... Invention is the mother of necessity, and I admire all these people coming up with alternatives and so forth. But if people are motivated to come up with alternatives... Necessity is the mother of invention. What did I say? Mother is the necessity of invention? I love my mother. "Necessity is the mother of invention" is what I meant to say. Thank you, official program observer. But I --
RUSH: No, you'll have a chance to say it in just a second. I just think that trying to find an alternative fuel for something, for a nonpolitical reason. Yeah, let's come... Why doesn't somebody find a way to make water, particularly saltwater, fuel? The sea levels are going to rise anyway. What are we going to do with it? Find a way to make saltwater run automobiles.
CALLER: I believe it's too expensive to separate the hydrogen molecules, but the key here is the methanol. I agree with you about --
RUSH: (snorts) Nothing is too expensive in America anymore when the government does it! We have to learn this. Nothing is too expensive.
CALLER: The government doesn't have to produce it.
RUSH: Except the military.
CALLER: The private companies can produce the methanol. That's the point of it. It creates a free market incentive.
RUSH: Well, let me ask you a question. They're not going to do it unless it's mandated, so where's the free market?
CALLER: The only thing... The only government control over this would be the mandate, and that --
RUSH: No, it won't stop there. See, once you get the government involved in anything, there's no, "By the way, you gotta make ethanol, methanol, and you're out of it." (snorts) They're going to tell you the formulation, how much it pollutes. You're going to have CAFE standards with it, and pay off the farmers, pay off the mob, pay off. Get the government involved. You know, if you'd just get out of this and let the market deal with it. The oil companies are in business for what reason? To explore, find oil. They're in the energy business. I guarantee, when they think they're about to run out, long before we know about it, they'll come up with alternatives. That's their business, if you just leave 'em alone.
CALLER: Congress will free our oil. We can't dig for our own oil. It's like a brick wall.
RUSH: I know. I know. Get government out of it. We've got plenty of it. Go drill -- as you say, dig -- for our fuel. All of these common-sense things are right out in front of us, and yet who's putting the obstacles in our way? Not just government. You've gotta specify: Democrats, liberals.
CALLER: Exactly. You know -- rather have them mandate --
RUSH: What do you like about methanol? First, tell people. I'm afraid that people in San Francisco think you're saying methadone. What is methanol?
CALLER: It's an alcohol-based fuel that the race car drivers use.
CALLER: It's a high-octane fuel.
RUSH: You go to the Indy 500, you think you're got a vat of French fries.
CALLER: I'm sorry?
RUSH: Well, it doesn't smell like gasoline. It smells like vegetable oil, fat.
CALLER: It's a cleaner fuel, too. It's a cleaner-burning fuel.
RUSH: It's so clean when it catches fire, I can't see the flames.
CALLER: Yes. It's easier to put out. It's a safer fuel also, and it can be manufactured by private corporations.
RUSH: Right, it already is because that's what they use for a lot of race cars.
CALLER: Right. So the government doesn't have to be involved in this at all.
RUSH: You get any better mileage with it?
CALLER: The mileage, I'm not sure about.
RUSH: Well, the mileage of your average Indy 500 car is what, two miles a gallon. Now, granted they're running 200 miles an hour.
CALLER: Yes, I'm not sure about the miles. You could find out about it.
RUSH: I guarantee you. (laughing)
CALLER: I could give you the name of a scientist that knows about that.
RUSH: Well, we'll look it up.
CALLER: Yeah, look it up.
RUSH: I'll look it up. (sigh) I just know that whatever it costs, you're going to have to triple it with taxes and everything else.