• Sure, Says Prez Candidate Bernie Sanders — A ‘Meat Tax’ Might Just Be a Good Idea

    Surge Summary: A “meat tax”? Seriously? Senator Bernie Sanders indicates he is open to the idea if it will help fight “climate change”.

    Socialist candidate for the Democratic nomination Bernie Sanders has developed a reputation as champion of the little guy. At least that’s what he never stops telling us.

    But, write’s The Blaze’s Caleb Howe,

    like all who support drastic action for climate change, [Sanders] turns that supposed concern upside when it comes to government action designed to control and re-engineer the behavior of individual human beings.

    Exhibit A? Sanders’ recently confessed amenability to the idea of a meat tax. You read that right: a meat tax.

    Sanders was answering questions from the crowd when he said he was open to a meat tax. An audience member began her question by declaring that “animal agriculture is to blame for the majority of climate change and is the leading cause of deforestation, water and air pollution, and biodiversity loss.”

    Hmmm. I thought it was the satanic automobile or people who selfishly want to keep their homes above 60 degrees Fahrenheit that were the chief culprits of destroying the planet?

    The obvious activist had two parts to her question. First, she said, “with that being known, what do you plan on doing to ensure that Americans limit their consumption of animal products,” a sort of giving away of the game regarding the social engineering here. “Ensure” she said. Animal products, she said. That was about half of the extremist eco-nut red flags in a matter of a few words.

    The second part of her question is what roped him in. “Germany has imposed a meat tax in hopes of limiting this consumption. What are your plans to stop these large corporations from further usurping natural resources and polluting the planet[?]”

    Bernie’s response to what Howe calls this obviously insane question? “[I]t’s a good question.”

    Then he pulled back the covers on not just a potential meat tax but, well, who knows what else besides impeding the Saturday afternoon barbecue or trip to McDonalds?

    “Thank you for the question and it’s a good question all I can say is if we believe as I do and you do that climate change is real we’re gonna have to tackle it in every single area including agriculture, okay?”

    Totalist government, Bernie-style!

    Howe reminds us, way back in 2015 the Senator from Vermont agitated against the idea of a soda tax condemning it as regressive, disproportionately hurting lower and middle class families. Although Democratic bigs like Hillary Clinton favored it at the time, Sanders did not.

    Sanders’ beef – pardon the pun – against the meat levy a mere three-year’s past is just as applicable in the case of a meat tax. The burden on these households would perhaps be even more onerous since, in the latter case, we’re talking about a mainstay of us carnivores, not just a non-essential “treat” like a large soda or carbonated fruit drink.

    Any tax designed to force you to change your behavior by its nature depends on your action being dictated by price concerns. It’s obvious.

    Yet when answering this obvious extremist on her crazy proposals to avert the impending Armageddon her particular religion so fervently believes in and fears, Sanders said it was a good question and that he would “certainly” look at “agriculture” and take action. “You’re right,” he said in answer to her question about imposing a meat tax and other oppressive restrictions to force people to change their habits.

    It’s clear, the man from the Green Mountain State is joining the rest of his Dem cohorts: willing to say anything to appease the demented Left-Wing of his increasingly Left Wing Democratic Party.

    If you enjoy an occasional rib-eye, you might want to keep that in mind.

    H/T: Caleb Howe/The Blaze

    Image: By Michael Vadon – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43387176


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