Monday, January 5, 2009

Global Warming Nuts want to tax farm animals

Falling in line behind the "anything to save the planet" mantra, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed using its "authority" under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions to levy a tax on notorious polluters . . . cows and pigs.  Dairy cows would be taxed $175.00 each, beef cattle $87.50, and hogs $20.00.

I wish that I was making this up.  I'm not.  Link to story here.

The nuts battling against the myth of global warming seem to be getting bolder and bolder.  Who could blame them, facts don't matter anymore.  And their guy is set to take over the White House later this month.

But if we can get their ridiculous plans out in the open then maybe, just maybe, we can stop them from damaging or destroying our way of life.


Dameon said...

You left out the most ludicrous one: "farms with over 500 acres of corn" would be subject to this tax. So, they'll be taxing all of the farms producing corn for their precious ethanol, because they are producing too large of an amount of green house gases to make the corn to make the ethanol "needed" to replace gasoline to reduce green house gases. Oh, the irony.

I don't agree with you on all of the global warming issues, but this one is out there.

It's important to note here that the article seems to state that the Clean Air Act *allows* the EPA to regulate emissions from companies and it is a side effect, if you will, that farms produce enough emissions to be included in what they can regulate.

St. Louis Conservative said...

I read it fast D - and didn't even notice the corn/ethanol issue. I love the irony.

And, keep on reading, you'll agree with me on everything eventually.

Dameon said...

It's not that I'm on the global warming bandwagon. Is the planet warming or cooling? Is man-made activity the cause? I don't know. What I do know is that when the good Lord created this world for us, it wasn't full of smog, and it was covered with trees and it was a beautiful place, and we should keep it that way.

Additionally, oil, coal, and natural gas will run out - maybe in 20 years, maybe in 50 years, maybe in 200 years. But the fact is there is a limited supply. There are no more dinosaurs to rot in the ground for millions of years to recreate it (and I don't have time to wait). So we should be looking to wind and solar and hydro as well as nuclear power sooner rather than later.

Preventing this "global warming" thing is not the only reason to be moving towards clean and renewable power.

Howerver, I'm way on board with you when it comes to sacrificing our food supply for the good of reducing pollution. It just doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

Cows and pigs and goats and sheep are God's creatures. Let's not impose a usage tax on them because they poop too much. Are dogs and cats next? Then let's go after people who eat too many beans.