RUSH: Now, I want to go back this pope story. There’s a couple of interesting paragraphs here in the AP story, and we have to allow they could be totally wrong and incorrect because it is the AP. However, the pope is singing the AP’s tune here, so it could be pretty accurate.
One paragraph is: “Francis had a similar message to the World Economic Forum in January and in h is apostolic exhortation ‘The Joy of the Gospel.’ That document, which denounced trickle-down economic theories as unproven and naïve, provoked criticism in the U.S. that he was Marxist.”
I wonder who said that? It doesn’t say. But trickle-down economic theories are proven, they are not naïve, they happen to work, and it is the essence of economic growth. Trickle-down is exactly what happens in a vibrant economy. Anyway, “Francis urged the UN to promote development goals that attack the root causes of poverty and hunger, protect the environment and ensure dignified labor for all.”
The UN is one of the root causes of poverty, if you want to get down to brass tacks. The UN wouldn’t know how to properly identify the root cause of poverty if it had to because the root cause of poverty is the isms: socialism, communism, Marxism, liberalism, you name it. You want everybody to be poor, that’s what you do. Take a look at Venezuela. Now they’re rationing everything. This paradise, workers paradise, nationalized all those industries, took over all the oil companies, nationalized this, nationalized that, Hugo Chavez. Now he’s room temperature, but the country is just a basket case.