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Twitter Highlights Little Known Bacon Tax
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Posted on 05/13/2012 1:10:11 AM PDT by nickcarraway

The Twittersphere has decided that the Federal Budget's bacon tax is not hogwash.

Hundreds of Tweeters used #bacontax to express amusing views on the federal government little-known increase on the pig slaughter levy.

"Treasury have gone the whole hog on finding new revenues #Budget #bacontax," Bondles tweeted.

"The #bacontax proves the greens are driving Gillard's vegan agenda," Zackster wrote.

The incessant bacon talk made Helen Chad hungry.

"All this #bacontax talk is making me want to go to bed so that breakfast comes quicker," she tweeted.

While Preston Towers drew a connection between the tax and former prime minister Paul Keating.

"I suspect the #bacontax is revenge against Keating, due to his love of owning piggeries."

The increase in the rate of the pig slaughter levy will go from $1.35 to $2.25 per head over three years from July 1, budget papers say.

The levy will be increased in three 30 cent tranches.


TOPICS: Food; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: australia; bacon; tax

1 posted on 05/13/2012 1:10:22 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
I try to avoid bacon (except when I don't). The ‘twittersphere’ is unknown to me and I would like it to stay away from doggy/kitty treats. I never ingest the stuff, except when I do...
2 posted on 05/13/2012 2:25:47 AM PDT by allmost
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To: nickcarraway

Australia has one, but I can’t find a US Bacon Tax.

http://www.news.com.au/money/federal-budget/twitter-highlights-little-known-bacon-tax/story-fn84fgcm-1226350428205

That’d be a truly *just cause* for a revolt, if we did!


3 posted on 05/13/2012 2:26:50 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill
"The #bacontax proves the greens are driving Gillard's vegan agenda," Zackster wrote

Julia Gillard is the Australian Prime Minister and is also the head of the Labor Party. Here I was about to go on an anti-Obama rant about this. I guess I'll just wait five minutes to find something else to express my just outrage over.

4 posted on 05/13/2012 4:41:58 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: carriage_hill

This is Australia...My friend in Melbourne just laughed!


5 posted on 05/13/2012 5:12:40 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: KarlInOhio

I almost went nuts when I first saw it, too. But then I found it was from Australia, so I fried-up 1-lb of thick, smoked ***BACON*** and toasted the Aussies! LOL!


6 posted on 05/13/2012 5:19:47 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought Obama was taxing the 1 percenters in Hollywood, starting with Kevin Bacon.


7 posted on 05/13/2012 5:56:27 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: allmost

Ummmm... Bacon is good. Tax is bad.


8 posted on 05/13/2012 6:17:35 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Bacon tax = jizya dhimmi tax.


9 posted on 05/13/2012 7:57:59 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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