Comrade Bernie Is Open To A Meat Tax To Stop Hotcoldwetdry

It’s a good thing he didn’t just take a long, fossil fueled trip, right? That would be climabad

Bernie Sanders Signals He’s Open to a ‘Meat Tax’ to Combat Climate Change

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) signaled that he is open to the possibility of a “meat tax” to help combat climate change, according to a video of a Q&A session at his town hall event in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Thursday.

A town hall attendee asked the presidential candidate what he would do to address the meat industry’s impact on climate change and floated a “meat tax,” which Sanders did not immediately dismiss:

“As you probably know, 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,” the woman said.

“With that being known, what do you plan on doing to ensure that Americans limit their consumption of animal products?” she asked.

She immediately followed up with a second question, mentioning Germany’s consideration of a “meat tax” designed to halt meat consumption.

“Germany has imposed a meat tax in hopes of limiting this consumption,” she said. “What are your plans to stop these large corporations from further usurping natural resources and polluting the planet?”

Someone should have asked her how she got to the town hall, where her clothes came from, if her shoes have leather, and what’s the carbon footprint of her smartphone usage

While Sanders did not delve into details, he praised the woman’s questions and failed to rule out the consideration of a “meat tax” in the U.S.

“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 area, including agriculture,” Sanders said.

“In fact, one of the things we want to do with our farmers out there is help them become more aggressive and able to help us combat climate change, rather than contribute to it,” he continued.

“You’re right. We got to look at agriculture. We’ve got to look at every cause of the crisis that we face,” he added.

So, he didn’t explicitly state it, but, he did not shoot it down. His version of a Green New Deal doesn’t call for a meat tax, and, in fairness, does call for protecting meat workers be forced unionization, as well as allowing FDA inspected meat to be sold across state lines. His plan also states

Our current food system accounts for 25 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. Not only can we drastically reduce on-farm emissions, farmers have the potential to actually sequester 10 percent of all human-caused emissions in the soil. Agriculture, forestry, and fishing are the industries most vulnerable to climate change. We need to incentivize farming systems that help farmers both mitigate climate change and build resilience to its impacts.

The focus is not on taxation. But, it is on breaking up big big farms. But, not shooting down this taxation kind of nuttiness is crazy. He may have not wanted to insult the Climanutter at the town hall, but, it will simply allow this to grow. And lots of climate cultists want this kind of thing.

Remember, according to the New Standard, every crazy question from a supporter and thing a supporter does is now assigned to the candidate, like they’ve been doing with Trump.

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