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Baby tax 'to save planet'
News.com.au via Weazlezippers ^ | Dec 10 2007 | Jen Kelly

Posted on 12/09/2007 9:10:09 PM PST by camerakid400

Edited on 12/09/2007 10:34:50 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

A WEST Australian medical expert wants families to pay a $5000-plus "baby levy" at birth and an annual carbon tax of up to $800 a child.

Writing in today's Medical Journal of Australia, Associate Professor Barry Walters said every couple with more than two children should be taxed to pay for enough trees to offset the carbon emissions generated over each child's lifetime.


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KEYWORDS: agenda21; eugenics; globalwarming; healthypeople2010

1 posted on 12/09/2007 9:10:11 PM PST by camerakid400
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To: camerakid400

And for those that can’t afford the “baby tax”, who pays? The taxpayer? My insurance company and me are already paying double duty for those that go to the emergency room and don’t (can’t) pay. When will this end?


2 posted on 12/09/2007 9:13:03 PM PST by BipolarBob (I've been stung by honey bees and bumblebees. I don't want no huckle bee.)
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To: camerakid400

I’ve had a much better idea for a long time now: every nation should tax all its liberals and socialists extra!!! After all, they are the ones who believe in the hot air “Global Warmning” religion and many other foolish socialist ideas, so let them pay for the measures they say are necessary. Let them pay for all the unjustified social programs, wealth redistribution, etc. as well. We’ll see how many really ‘believe’ what they’re spouting when they have to pay for it all.


3 posted on 12/09/2007 9:14:01 PM PST by Enchante (Democrat terror-fighting motto: "BLEAT - CHEAT - RETREAT - DEFEAT - REPEAT")
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To: camerakid400

How about a $5,000 abortion fee to offset the damage abortion has done to the social security/public pension mess? How about feeding every nitwit professor some Kool-Aide in order to end their carbon footprint?


4 posted on 12/09/2007 9:15:32 PM PST by blackdog
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To: camerakid400
So the Glo-Warm Nazis reveal their true intentions. Amazing the are so open about it. They must feel the huddled masses are ready to turn over even the most private life and death decisions to their control.
5 posted on 12/09/2007 9:17:03 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: camerakid400

He needs to be voted off of the island.


6 posted on 12/09/2007 9:17:57 PM PST by rvoitier
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To: camerakid400
Looks like the GW eugenicists don't even have to hide their disdain for humanity anymore. The Gaian worship is reaching the absurd.
7 posted on 12/09/2007 9:17:58 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: camerakid400

This will work. Along with Hillary’s plan to give every baby $5,000. Just tax them $5,000.

You fail to see the profit in this? You just don’t understand liberal math.


8 posted on 12/09/2007 9:18:17 PM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: camerakid400
Hey prof - offset this!

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9 posted on 12/09/2007 9:18:21 PM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: camerakid400
ROFL. IF only he wasn't serious...

So they get more people to abort (doesn't that impact the environment?) or opt for sterilization, and get birth rates to drop (more) precipitously. Then what? Oh, the earth is saved?

But the plan won praise from high-profile doctor Garry Egger. "One must wonder why population control . . . is spoken of today only in whispers," he wrote in an MJA response article.

I wanted to use all caps, to shout. Is he serious? That's all we hear about. Abortion rights. Sex ed for kids. Planned parenthood. And the UN and their sterilization for food plans, well, that one is spoken about in whispers. But they do openly champion womens rights as understood to be reproductive 'services'. Spoken of in whispers? It's so widely understood and pushed, we are oversaturated with it. It doesn't need to be spoken of, it's become a given. Dr. Egger should be pleased...

10 posted on 12/09/2007 9:19:14 PM PST by fortunecookie (Communism/socialism has failed millions, it wasn't right for them - and it isn't right for US.)
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To: camerakid400

Right to life all important issue. A life purchased, legitimized by payment of an issuance tax, is a life also owned/controlled as property from the very beginning by the tax collection authority, and probably can/will be capable of repossession or reverse issuance under certain conditions to be later defined. Universal slavery reinstituted is fully accomplished. The environmental movement, as politically dangerous as a well known ‘ism’ in the form of religion, is nothing more than a vehicle for the reinstitution of slavery on a universal level. The US is the only nation-state of significanace in the modern world whose individual rights of being come from God (and not the Islamic God)...who wants to give that up Maybe at least one half of the electorate does...hope not.


11 posted on 12/09/2007 9:20:13 PM PST by givemELL
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To: camerakid400

How’s ‘bout an “Elitist” tax for professors who try to indoctrinate our youth with the idea that the Human race is a plague on earth?


12 posted on 12/09/2007 9:20:28 PM PST by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: rvoitier
Dr. Barry Walters = Dr. Josef Mengele

Associate Professor Walters hopes to get tenure by telling us who will live and who will die.

13 posted on 12/09/2007 9:21:36 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: camerakid400
Would there be a similar tax on people moving from low carbon usage countries to high carbon usage ones?
14 posted on 12/09/2007 9:27:22 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Government is the hired help - not the boss. When politicians forget that they must be fired.)
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To: camerakid400

For a truly short sighted, misinformed, idiotic and immoral solution one only has to look to the “professors” of the world...


15 posted on 12/09/2007 9:27:45 PM PST by DB
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To: Sgt_Schultze
Looks like the GW eugenicists don't even have to hide their disdain for humanity anymore. The Gaian worship is reaching the absurd.

We all know what eugenics led to, the last time around: the second World War and the Holocaust. Unfortunately, the liberals are far too busy hating America for imaginary wrongs to realize that they are repeating the mistakes of our history. The rest of us will pay a heavy price for their foolishness.

16 posted on 12/09/2007 9:30:10 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (This tagline intentionally left blank.)
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To: camerakid400

“A WEST Australian medical expert”


That’s no medical expert. That’s a skulking Commie in a lab coat.


17 posted on 12/09/2007 9:31:14 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: camerakid400
A WEST Australian medical expert...

Can't we stop there? Everyone knows nothing good really comes from the west...

18 posted on 12/09/2007 9:37:48 PM PST by Libloather (Hillary donors find their way to the cover of Time. And the very next day they're doing it...)
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To: camerakid400

Maybe the Professor should tax himself for being so full of beans and emitting so much consequent gas. ;-)


19 posted on 12/09/2007 9:44:50 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt.)--has-been)
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To: camerakid400

What a complete moron. I can’t say what else I feel.


20 posted on 12/09/2007 9:45:49 PM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: camerakid400

Those who can do, those who can’t - teach.


22 posted on 12/09/2007 9:51:11 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck is the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aren't going.)
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To: Graybeard58

It’s gettin’ damn close to lock and load time people.


23 posted on 12/09/2007 9:51:20 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Friends don't let friends vote Huckabee)
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To: camerakid400

Can I get carbon credits for eating animals that add carbon dioxide?


24 posted on 12/09/2007 10:17:43 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (<I>)
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To: camerakid400
All material originating on news.com.au must be properly excerpted, sourced and linked. Linking to a blog which carries a complete article from news.com.au does not remove your obligation to excerpt, source and link the news.com.au article.

The title you used for this news.com.au article “Professor Wants to Tax Babies to Offset Carbon Emissions” was not the title found on news.com.au and has been changed to the original published title.

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25 posted on 12/09/2007 10:55:03 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Free Vulcan
It’s gettin’ damn close to lock and load time people.

You ain't kiddin'.

BITS

see my fr profile if that that needs explainin'

FMCDH(BITS)

26 posted on 12/09/2007 10:58:53 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nothingnew; Free Vulcan
I have the hiccups.....

FMCDH(BITS)

27 posted on 12/09/2007 11:00:18 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: camerakid400
Good grief - this is Australia...land of the kangaroos.

the parents could just get a kangaroo to go along with each kid - That should even out their carbon credits - per:

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22879806-29277,00.html

"Kangaroo farts could ease global warming"

29 posted on 12/09/2007 11:52:09 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: camerakid400

This has to be a JOKE.


30 posted on 12/10/2007 12:43:02 AM PST by bronxboy
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To: camerakid400

[Australian medical expert]

I’ll bet this ‘expert’ owns abortion clinic’s all over Australia.


31 posted on 12/10/2007 3:02:18 AM PST by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: Enchante

We should eliminate all taxes and fine people the per-capita amount of any spending they suggest. So suggesting a $100 Billion health care program would cost you $300. Proposing a $500 Billion carbon sequestration program would cost you $1500, and so forth.


32 posted on 12/10/2007 3:39:52 AM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: camerakid400

Western civilization is dying, and this idiot wants to finish it off. The best thing that can happen for population balance is industrialization, and the best thing that can happen for industrialization is healthy markets in Western societies.


33 posted on 12/10/2007 4:18:26 AM PST by dangus
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To: camerakid400

Plunder from down under. Music to read this thread by...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNT7uZf7lew&feature=related


34 posted on 12/10/2007 4:38:08 AM PST by PGalt
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To: camerakid400

They obviously don’t have a Ponzi scheme Social Security entitlement program or Medicare.


35 posted on 12/10/2007 4:44:41 AM PST by lonestar
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To: camerakid400
My favorite line:

"Every newborn baby in Australia represents a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions..."

Ain't it the truth!

36 posted on 12/10/2007 6:40:41 AM PST by Hazwaste (Now with added lemony freshness!)
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To: camerakid400
hould be taxed to pay for enough trees to offset the carbon emissions

Does anyone honestly think this money would go to plant trees?

37 posted on 12/10/2007 7:01:10 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: fortunecookie

If we went by this guy’s logic...then we ought to get a tax credit when we die....or at least our wife should.


38 posted on 12/10/2007 11:29:18 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice
If we went by this guy’s logic...then we ought to get a tax credit when we die....or at least our wife should.

Or husband, for the ladies like me. But then that might imply a refund of sorts, and we all know what piggies we humans are in terms of wasting the planet's resources!

Now, now, that's nonsensical in the self-deprecating, tax and spend mentality!! We all know death is just another great opportunity for taxation! Ch-ching! /end sarcasm

;-)

Even if they agreed with the logic (logic not being their strong suit), they would be loathe to admit they need to give back. Perhaps they can levy a tax to fund the study of it? ;-)

39 posted on 12/10/2007 12:34:53 PM PST by fortunecookie (Communism/socialism has failed millions, it wasn't right for them - and it isn't right for US.)
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To: camerakid400

I want a “professor tax.”


40 posted on 12/10/2007 4:08:47 PM PST by valkyrieanne
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To: valkyrieanne

I watched Soylent Green again Sunday.

At the next UN Conference on Global Warming or Overpopulation?

Send in “The Scoops”.


41 posted on 12/10/2007 9:58:20 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: Beowulf; Defendingliberty; WL-law

~~Anthropogenic Global Warming ™ ping~~


42 posted on 12/31/2007 10:53:41 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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