Skip to comments.Baby tax 'to save planet'
Posted on 12/09/2007 9:10:09 PM PST by camerakid400Edited 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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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?
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.
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?
He needs to be voted off of the island.
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.
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...
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.
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?
Associate Professor Walters hopes to get tenure by telling us who will live and who will die.
For a truly short sighted, misinformed, idiotic and immoral solution one only has to look to the “professors” of the world...
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.
“A WEST Australian medical expert”
Can't we stop there? Everyone knows nothing good really comes from the west...
Maybe the Professor should tax himself for being so full of beans and emitting so much consequent gas. ;-)
What a complete moron. I can’t say what else I feel.
Those who can do, those who can’t - teach.
It’s gettin’ damn close to lock and load time people.
Can I get carbon credits for eating animals that add carbon dioxide?
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.
You ain't kiddin'.
see my fr profile if that that needs explainin'
the parents could just get a kangaroo to go along with each kid - That should even out their carbon credits - per:
"Kangaroo farts could ease global warming"
This has to be a JOKE.
[Australian medical expert]
I’ll bet this ‘expert’ owns abortion clinic’s all over Australia.
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.
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.
Plunder from down under. Music to read this thread by...
They obviously don’t have a Ponzi scheme Social Security entitlement program or Medicare.
"Every newborn baby in Australia represents a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions..."
Ain't it the truth!
Does anyone honestly think this money would go to plant trees?
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? ;-)
I want a “professor tax.”
I watched Soylent Green again Sunday.
At the next UN Conference on Global Warming or Overpopulation?
Send in “The Scoops”.
~~Anthropogenic Global Warming ping~~