Danish Could Face “Red Meat” Tax

Isn’t it interesting that virtually every proposal from the Cult of Climastrology ends in either a tax or a Government imposed restriction? Or both? Yet rarely do they propose that Warmists practice what they preach

(The Local DK) Saying that “climate change is an ethical problem”, the Danish Council on Ethics (Det Etiske Råd) has called for a climate tax on red meat.

The council said that Danes have an ethical obligation to minimize their climate impact and that a natural place to start would be lowering their red meat consumption. (snip about UN whining about agriculture and GHG output)

The Council on Ethics said that in order to live up to global environmental standards, Denmark should use a ‘climate tax’ to bring down the nation’s meat consumption. The Council said it debated the issue for six months, focusing on whether it should be left up to consumers to make more climate-friendly choices or if government should push them in the right direction by taxing the food products that have the greatest negative impact.

While the council said that “Danes are ethically obligated to change their eating habits” it ultimately decided that simply leaving it up to consumers to lower their meat consumption “will not be effective”.

So, taxation and governmental control

“An effective response to climate-damaging foods that will also contribute to raising awareness of climate change must be united, which requires that society sends a clear signal through regulation,” council spokesman Mickey Gjerris said in a press release.

And Warmists get upset when they are called fascists and authoritarians. I can’t imagine why!

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30 Responses to “Danish Could Face “Red Meat” Tax”

  1. Dana says:

    The left favor freedom of choice on exactly one thing.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Saying that “climate change is an ethical problem”, the Danish Council on Ethics (Det Etiske Råd) has called for a climate tax on red meat.

    There is something rotten in the state of Denmark.

  3. Dana says:

    Just remember, it’s for our own good!

  4. Dana says:

    Our Betters know how we should run our own lives, so of course we should let them!

  5. Hank_M says:

    “Our Betters know how we should run our own lives, so of course we should let them!”

    And yet, I doubt hardly any of them know how to actually do anything – Repair a car, fix an electrical problem, repair plumbing, point a chimney, etc. The very people they deride are those they need.

  6. Jeffery says:

    Warmists get upset when they are called fascists and authoritarians

    Unlike conservatists who relish being called fascists and authoritarians. If the shoe fits…

  7. Jeffery says:

    Warmists get upset when they are called fascists and authoritarians.

    Types the little guy who exaggerates often.

    Taxes on beef, carbon or sugar are fascistic and authoritarian? LOL. I would guess that people who lived under true fascist rule would trade in state sanctioned torture and murder for a tax on beef any day.

    Taxation is not fascistic but a sign of civilization.

  8. drowningpuppies says:

    Socialism is just Fascism with better PR.

  9. Dana says:

    Mr M wrote:

    “Our Betters know how we should run our own lives, so of course we should let them!”

    And yet, I doubt hardly any of them know how to actually do anything – Repair a car, fix an electrical problem, repair plumbing, point a chimney, etc. The very people they deride are those they need.

    But, but, but, those automobile mechanics and sparktricians and plumbers, they’re all so working class, dontcha know? They get their hands dirty, and you’ve got to hide your valuables if you have to let them into your house.

  10. Dana says:

    Jeffrey wrote:

    Taxes on beef, carbon or sugar are fascistic and authoritarian? LOL. I would guess that people who lived under true fascist rule would trade in state sanctioned torture and murder for a tax on beef any day.

    You see, ’tis perfectly fine with Jeffrey if the government exercises just a little more control, for our own good. Us working class rubes, we’re just not really smart enough to take the right decisions, so the government has to push us to do the right thing.

  11. Dana says:

    Jeffrey wrote:

    Taxation is not fascistic but a sign of civilization.

    Which explains why John Kerry and his lovely wife Theresa have been using off-shore tax havens to avoid taxes, right?

    If taxes were simple and basic, and not written to encourage or discourage certain activities, you might have a point, but what you have been supporting is the use of the tax code to enforce compliance with leftist policies.

  12. Hank_M says:

    “Taxation is not fascistic but a sign of civilization.” says the person who thinks tax breaks are the same as subsidies or believes we regulated our way to economic growth.

  13. John says:

    But wouldn’t warmists also pay this tax?
    Isn’t that practicing what they preach?
    Say Teach are you practicing 2nd Amendment today by open carry ?

  14. Hank_M says:

    Dana, good point about Kerry and Heinz.
    I remember when Kerry ran for President. He called for more taxes on the rich and blasted the use of offshore tax havens. This from the gigolo who docked his $7 million yacht in RI to avoid paying taxes in Ma.

  15. Dana says:

    John wrote:

    But wouldn’t warmists also pay this tax?
    Isn’t that practicing what they preach?

    You obviously didn’t note the article about our Secretary of State not practicing what he preached. They’d find some way around it!

  16. Dana says:

    John challenges Jeffrey for today’s dumbness award:

    Say Teach are you practicing 2nd Amendment today by open carry ?

    Note that the Second Amendment guarantees that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; it does not mandate that one must own or carry firearms.

    You will find no more absolutist supporter of the Second Amendment than me, but I exercise my Second Amendment rights by choosing not to own a firearm. I live in a fairly safe area, and I do not hunt; I exercise my independent judgement that I do not need a firearm.

    That is what is known as freedom, that is what is known as liberty. The left would say that I ought not to have the liberty to take that decision for myself.

  17. Dana says:

    John wrote:

    But wouldn’t warmists also pay this tax?
    Isn’t that practicing what they preach?

    Remember when liberal heroine Elizabeth Warren, who had the option of paying, voluntarily, the older, higher state tax rate in Massachusetts, chose not to do so. The lovely Dr Warren advocates higher taxes on the top producers, but when she had the chance to put her money — quite literally — where her mouth is, she declined.

    Nobel laureate and very wealthy warmist Paul Krugman, who tells us that we are all doomed if we don’t dramatically cut back on our fossil fuel usage: he and his wife live in a mansion much larger than two people would ever need, and there’s nary a windmill nor solar panel in sight there.

    Practicing what they preach is not what the left do. If it weren’t for double standards, the left would have no standards at all.

  18. JGlanton says:

    The Fence Test …

    by Jeff Foxworthy
    WHICH SIDE OF THE FENCE ARE YOU ON?
    If you ever wondered on which side of the fence you sit, this is a great test!
    If a Republican doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
    If a Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
    If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.
    If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
    If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
    If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
    If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
    If a Democrat is down-and-out he wonders who is going to take care of him.
    If a Republican doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
    A Democrat demands that those they don’t like be shut down.
    If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
    A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.
    If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
    If a Democrat decides he needs health care, he demands that the rest of us pay for his.
    If a Republican reads this, he’ll post it so his friends can have a good laugh.
    A Democrat will delete it because he’s “offended.”

  19. john says:

    Yes you are correct no renewables on his property but look how easy it is for him (or you) to simply request that the energy you get from your local provider be sourced off the grid from renewables !!
    Even the Saudis who have more easily oil than ANYONE have seen the future and are beginning to pivot away from oil
    And as for coal…….. say goodbye to that except for pizza ovens
    Thinking that someone should pay more in taxes than their mandated fair share is NOT the way to fund government. I would not expect you to pay more than he is required. We expect people to pay what they should, by law, not what they feel they should. Do YOU think that Elizabeth Warren should pay more than she did ? Do YOU pay more than you must ?
    I can see a SADZ face David if Elizabeth Warren gets nominated by next POTUS Clinton and confirmed by the majority Dem Senate

  20. john says:

    Dana is still upset over the law on seat belts and taking the lead out of his gasoline and of course stopping the sale of ciggies to kids. JOE CAMEL IS INNOCENT !!!

  21. Dana says:

    Yup, we have a winner: John has outdone even Jeffrey for the dumbness of the day award!

    Yes you are correct no renewables on his property but look how easy it is for him (or you) to simply request that the energy you get from your local provider be sourced off the grid from renewables !!

    Electricity put into the grid is electricity put into the grid, and there is no way to guarantee what you have just said could be done.

    From Mass Energy:

    How do I know renewable electricity will be delivered to my home?

    You don’t. Whether or not you choose to support renewable electricity, you draw upon the “pool” of power that makes up the New England electric grid. While it is physically impossible to distinguish and deliver individual electrons to specific homes or businesses, by choosing green power (purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates to match your consumption), you are ensuring that renewable electricity is being delivered to the power grid on your behalf, thus creating a cleaner, healthier overall energy mix.

  22. Dana says:

    John wrote:

    Thinking that someone should pay more in taxes than their mandated fair share is NOT the way to fund government. I would not expect you to pay more than he is required. We expect people to pay what they should, by law, not what they feel they should. Do YOU think that Elizabeth Warren should pay more than she did ? Do YOU pay more than you must ?

    No, but I’m not the one advocating higher taxes, so I’m not being a hypocrite. Elizabeth Warren and John Kerry and a whole bunch of other leftists are being hypocrites, or, as I like to call them, Democrites.

  23. […] Bastards! Dirty Leftist Bastards! […]

  24. Jeffery says:

    So a politician who supports raising taxes should already be paying more than required now?

    And the reasoning is????

  25. gitarcarver says:

    And the reasoning is????

    We’ve been down this road with you before.

    You’ll never understand the reasoning that people that want others to do something should be leading by example.

    For example, people who are against patents and the protection of intellectual property should not hold patents.

    Leaders lead by example. They don’t demand others do what they will not.

  26. Jeffery says:

    GC,

    So you actually believe that a politician advocating for a law raising taxes should already be giving their money to the government? That’s interesting.

    Do you criticize corporations that adapt their corporate strategy to global warming, yet financially support think tanks and organizations that deny global warming?

    Do you criticize conservatives that call for cuts in government spending yet accept money from the government? One of your fellow cons, a self-described government contractor, types ‘I’m not being a hypocrite’.

    Do you agree that Republican politicians advocating cuts in government spending should refuse to accept their paychecks? Wouldn’t that be true leadership?

    Wouldn’t you agree that anti-abortionists calling abortion baby murder should be on the front lines doing all they possibly can to prevent baby murder?

    We get it. There is no reasoning. You’re parroting a Republican talking point out of partisan motivation.

    Have you given up the use of all government goods and services? A real conservative leader would.

  27. Jeffery says:

    Your argument that inventors advocating an improved patent system shouldn’t invent anything is just more of your political argumentarium.

    It’s typing jiu-jitsu of the political persuasion, but you have no “there” there.

    Have you given up the use of all government goods and services?

    Do you agree that no true conservative should accept government payments? Wouldn’t that show the rest of Americans how serious conservatives leaders are?

  28. Wednesday morning links

    She wants to fly with the swans City planning: ‘Mixed use’ sounds good on paper Danish Could Face “Red Meat” Tax Michelle Obama Lunch Rules Ban Fried Foods, Frosted Flakes in Daycare French dis-connection: The New York Times flees its own

  29. Hank_M says:

    “So a politician who supports raising taxes should already be paying more than required now?”

    No. But it seems to most reasonable people that a politician, Kerry for example, who calls for more taxes on the rich and blasts the use of offshore tax havens, shouldn’t try to avoid paying those very same taxes
    by docking a yacht in another state or using off shore havens.

    Are you really this obtuse or do you just play it here on Pirates Cove?

  30. Jeffery says:

    Mr. M.,

    Rinse Previously, the head of the GOP political machine, demanded that Hillary Clinton pay back taxes at the rate she now advocates.

    And that’s exactly the argument that Teach and his minions are making. So it’s impressive that you disagree with conservative tactics on this issue.

    Are you really this obtuse or do you just play it here on Pirates Cove?