Senator Bernie Sanders Wants To Tax Your Juicy Steaks

Senator Bernie Sanders Wants To Tax Your Juicy Steaks

On Friday, August 30, 2019, presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders declared that he was open to taxing meat and other animal products at the federal level. He justified this proposal on the grounds that it would preserve the planet’s resources and would help keep climate change at bay.

This represents part of a growing anti-meat agenda that the political Left is embracing. Not too long ago, former congressman Beto O’Rourke was in agreement with an NPR interviewer who suggested that getting to net-zero emissions will require people to use electric cars, move into small houses, have fewer kids, and eat less meat.

Political elites have been trying to wage a so-called “War on Meat” during the last few years by not only using arguments in favor of animal welfare but also linking meat consumption to global warming. The rollout of the Green New Deal has brought forth the idea that meat consumption must be curbed in order to fight global warming and promote sustainable development. When broken down, the aforementioned programs entail some form of government intrusion into people’s right to consume what they please.

Such demands infringe on property rights and place the state as the chief social engineer of human behavioral patterns. Debates about the environment and health consequences of meat consumption can be made. But why do we immediately believe that there must be a government solution to solving this problem?

Instead, people should look at solutions in civil society and the market as a means of addressing the problems that we face. That’s why research and debate are so important. Meat consumption may not be a problem in the first place. We may never know. For that reason, we should be hesitant about turning toward a government solution for a potentially non-existent problem.

For nanny-state politicians like Sanders, however, this does not register. In their view, government responses for every perceived problem under the sun are the only means of addressing them. Any voluntary form of action is not up for consideration.

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3 thoughts on “Senator Bernie Sanders Wants To Tax Your Juicy Steaks

  1. Tax Poem
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    Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 4:44:33 PM by between_the_lines_mn

    And bernie the commie sanders now wants to tax the stake right off your plate.

    Tax his land,
    Tax his bed,
    Tax the table
    At which he’s fed.
    Tax his tractor,
    Tax his mule,
    Teach him taxes
    Are the rule.
    Tax his work,
    Tax his pay,
    He works for peanuts anyway!
    Tax his cow,
    Tax his goat,
    Tax his pants,
    Tax his coat.
    Tax his ties,
    Tax his shirt,
    Tax his work,
    Tax his dirt.
    Tax his tobacco,
    Tax his drink,
    Tax him if he
    Tries to think.
    Tax his cigars,
    Tax his beers,
    If he cries
    Tax his tears.
    Tax his car,
    Tax his gas,
    Find other ways
    To tax his ass.
    Tax all he has then let him know
    That you won’t be done
    Till he has no dough.
    When he screams and hollers;
    Then tax him some more,
    Tax him till
    He’s good and sore.
    Then tax his coffin,
    Tax his grave,
    Tax the sod in
    Which he’s laid.
    Put these words
    Upon his tomb,
    ‘Taxes drove me
    to my doom…’
    When he’s gone,
    Do not relax,
    Its time to apply
    The inheritance tax.
    Accounts Receivable Tax
    Building Permit Tax
    CDL license Tax
    Cigarette Tax
    Corporate Income Tax
    Dog License Tax
    Excise Taxes
    Federal Income Tax
    Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
    Fishing License Tax
    Food License Tax
    Fuel Permit Tax
    Gasoline Tax (44.75 cents per gallon)
    Gross Receipts Tax
    Hunting License Tax
    Inheritance Tax
    Inventory Tax
    IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
    Liquor Tax
    Luxury Taxes
    Marriage License Tax
    Medicare Tax
    Personal Property Tax
    Property Tax
    Real Estate Tax
    Service Charge Tax
    Social Security Tax
    Road Usage Tax
    Sales Tax
    Recreational Vehicle Tax
    School Tax
    State Income Tax
    State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
    Telephone Federal Excise Tax
    Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
    Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
    Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
    Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
    Telephone State and Local Tax
    Telephone Usage Charge Tax
    Utility Taxes
    Vehicle License Registration Tax
    Vehicle Sales Tax
    Watercraft Registration Tax
    Well Permit Tax
    Workers Compensation Tax
    Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most
    prosperous in the world.
    We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the
    world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

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