Americans Truly Won’t Believe LATEST TAX Proposed by Leftists
As if there aren’t enough taxes, you won’t believe what Leftists have thought up.
I seriously believe that Leftists dream in ways to tax people. I remember the “sneaker tax” levied in Chicago.
They charged $0.25 per pair of sneakers to pay for a $2 million community center. The irony is kids would pay for it, since they buy the most sneakers. Moreover, there was no provision to stop the tax, after the center was built.
Such is the lunacy of Leftism. But it gets worse, as the Left considers taxing meat.
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As Bloomberg reports,
Move over, taxes on carbon and sugar: the global levy that may be next is meat.
Some investors are betting governments around the world will find a way to start taxing meat production as they aim to improve public health and hit emissions targets set in the Paris Climate Agreement. Socially focused investors are starting to push companies to diversify into plant protein, or even suggest livestock producers use a “shadow price” of meat — similar to an internal carbon price — to estimate future costs.
Meat could encounter the same fate as tobacco, carbon and sugar, which are currently taxed in 180, 60, and 25 jurisdictions around the world, respectively, according to a report Monday from investor group the FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return) Initiative. Lawmakers in Denmark, Germany, China and Sweden have discussed creating livestock-related taxes in the past two years, though the idea has encountered strong resistance.
That’s right. A penalty for EATING! And don’t think it hasn’t been thought of before.
The government wants to regulate people’s body mass index (BMI) as part of healthcare. So soon fat people could pay a healthy tax.
But who is the government to decide whether meat is good for you or not?
You know only a Leftist would consider such nonsense. Imagine the lack of sovereignty when the government tells you what to eat. You know what’s next.
Well if you don’t, let me explain. The government will soon tell you how much you can eat. Why do you think calories are put on packaging. If you thought that was for you to know, so you could regulate your dietary intake, then you have thought far enough ahead.
What is this lamebrain meat tax based on? According to the article,
Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock are about 14.5 percent of the world’s total, according to the Food & Agriculture Organization, which projects global meat consumption to increase 73 percent by mid-century, amid growing demand from economies like India and China. That could result in as much as $1.6 trillion in health and environmental costs for the global economy by 2050, according to FAIRR, a London-based initiative created by Coller Capital.
“Investors are starting to consider this in a similar way to how they have considered climate risk,” said Rosie Wardle, who manages investor engagements at FAIRR. “It’s kind of accepted now that we need to address livestock production and consumption to meet that 2 degree global warming limit.”
So no longer are automobiles and industrialization the cause of global climate change. It’s our diets.
So to make you pay to breathe, the Left makes you pay to eat.