John Kerry Sold His Wife’s Family Jet. He Should Have Destroyed It Like A ‘Cash For Clunkers’ Car. | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Tim Meads.

    Special Climate Envoy John Kerry apparently sold his wife's family jet last summer after much scrutiny over his gas-guzzling habits. The sale doesn't quite make sense, because the plane is still in existence and flying around the world. That raises the question, why didn't he destroy it like it was one of those "cash for clunkers" cars from the Obama era?

    That opening should not be taken as a dig at Kerry's gold-digging ways. He may be a millionaire many times over because he wifed-up his ex-Senate colleague John Heinz's widow, but it was his spokesperson who made it known that the controversial aircraft in question had been traded for some sweet moolah from an unknown buyer actually wasn't in Kerry's name.

    "Secretary Kerry travels commercially in his role as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate," Whitney Smith, Kerry's spokeswoman, told Fox News. "I can confirm the plane previously owned by his wife's family was sold last summer."

    The plane was reportedly sold to a New York-based hedge fund.

    As Fox News first reported over the summer, Kerry's jet had emitted more than 715,800 pounds of CO2 over 48 trips since he became the Special Climate Envoy.

    Kerry has defended his expeditions in the past by saying the private jet was the only way somebody like him could travel around the globe. He ditched it a month after being criticized, Fox News noted.

    However, it seems that the jet is still being used by somebody - which means that Kerry's decision to sell it really does not matter. It is still out there cranking out CO2.

    Had Kerry actually cared about reducing emissions, he would have destroyed it and used the parts for a wind turbine or maybe a modern art exhibit to be sold alongside Hunter Biden's artwork.

    Come to think of it, why doesn't Kerry restart an elite version of "Cash for Clunkers?" Readers of a certain age may have benefited from that program designed to take thousands of cars off the road in exchange for money from the government. According to one report, nearly 700,000 cars were traded in under that program. It cost roughly $3 billion and, as described by James Gilboy of TheDrive, was pretty useless in the fight against climate change.

    "[Cash for Clunkers]'s effect on U.S. fleet fuel consumption was further diluted by subsequent years of record car sales: since 2010, over 185 million new cars have been sold in the U.S. according to Axelwise," as of August 2022, Gilboy observed.

    So the reality on the ground - and in the sky for that matter - is that leftist policies to reduce emissions have always failed.

    Yet we know Kerry does not see it that way because he flew to Davos to pat himself and his millionaire pals on the back. He gushed to his colleagues at the World Economic Forum that they should view themselves as real-world Supermen.

    "When you stop and think about it, it's pretty extraordinary that we - a select group of human beings because of whatever touched us at some point in our lives - are able to sit in a room and come together and actually talk about saving the planet," Kerry gushed at the WEF. "I mean, it's so almost extraterrestrial to think about 'saving the planet.'"

    Kerry added, "If you said that to most people, most people would think you're just a crazy, tree-hugging, leftie, liberal do-gooder ... but really that's where we are."

    Based on his actions, Kerry seems to not care about reducing carbon emissions. He cares about money. He's smart enough to know that the rest of the world cares about cold hard cash as well, because he told that same group that what is needed for green energy to take hold around the globe is, "money, money, money, money, money."

    Who woulda-thunk that the key to making the world move is money? Move toward what? A green energy utopia that will never come while regular citizens who can't afford outrageous energy costs and electric vehicles suffer - but he always seems to leave that part out.

    The views expressed in this piece are the author's own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

Considering how abjectly corrupt and civilly abusive the Left has become regarding the corrosive effect of their elected leaders; their entrenched and ruling bureaucracy; employing their failed Education Industry as Indoctrinators; their collusive private sector operators, such as the terminally discredited Legacy Media and Big Tech censorship of Free Speech: What will be the best course forward for hardworking Middle Americans, including the Patriot Class?
  Withdraw from society, go underground and plan for a resurgence when it is feasible to do so.
  Work within the confines of better policy by the People's government, once good sense and sanity is restored in the electorate at large, to achieve such.
  Are you a crazy, nut-job Insurrectionist? Everything is perfect within our plan to achieve our intended goals for the Socialist Left.
  Secession to form a true Constitutional Republic.
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Considering the renewed and unequalled dishonesty in elected politicians, at all levels of governing, and their associative nefarious bureaucrats doing their corrupt bidding: What is your opinion of YOUR government, and what do you intend to do about it?
  Today's overall government is just fine, and I will continue to vote for politicians that make promises to suit my individual needs.
  Today's overall government is poor, but I will continue to endeavor to learn what is true from the the most honest of media, and pick those representatives that best represent what is good and decent.
  I spend quite a bit of time on Eastern NC NOW; so ... I am having a far easier time separating the proverbial "wheat from the chaff" in finding honorable citizens to support.
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