This story bugs me to no end:
Just hours after Hillary Clinton unveiled her presidential campaign's push to solve global warming through an aggressive carbon-cutting plan, she sauntered up the steps of a 19-seat private jet in Des Moines, Iowa.
The aircraft, a Dassault model Falcon 900B, burns 347 gallons of fuel per hour.
Back in the Soviet Union certain major streets had a ZIL Lane:
ZiL lanes (also sometimes called "Chaika lanes") are lanes on some principal roads in Moscow dedicated to vehicles carrying senior government officials. Known officially in Russian as rezervniye polosy ("reserved lanes"), they took their nickname from the black limousines produced by ZiL and the luxury Chaika cars that were used by officials of the Soviet Union as their official vehicles. ... The ZiL lanes and restricted routes caused considerable disruption to Moscow's traffic because of the absolute priority given to their users.
Our liberal leadership increasingly is living a ZIL Lane Life. They expect the rest of us to cut our carbon footprint, while they get to keep using private jets, massive motorcades, and a host of other luxuries that are spewing carbon into the air.
I'm reminded of Leona Helmsley's crack that paying taxes is for little people. I suppose our leaders will tell us that saving the planet is for little people.