Flatulence tax could bankrupt farmers

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    Flatulence tax could bankrupt farmers

    HERE IT COMES.....Just like I said it was going to.....the complete insanity begins!

    Flatulence tax could bankrupt farmers

    AP

    Friday, 5 December 2008

    Belching cows and pigs could start costing farmers money if a proposal to charge fees for air-polluting animals becomes law.

    Farmers so far are turning their noses up at the notion, which is one of several put forward by the US Environmental Protection Agency after the Supreme Court ruled in 2007 that greenhouse gases emitted by belching and flatulence amounts to air pollution.

    "This is one of the most ridiculous things the federal government has tried to do," said Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, an outspoken opponent of the proposal.

    It would require farms or ranches with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 pigs to pay an annual fee of about $175 for each dairy cow, $87.50 per head of beef cattle and $20 for each pig.

    The executive vice president of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation, Ken Hamilton, estimated the fee would cost owners of a modest-sized cattle ranch $30,000 to $40,000 a year.

    He said he has talked to a number of livestock owners about the proposals, and "all have said if the fees were carried out, it would bankrupt them".

    This has nothing to do with "saving the world".

    It's a scam that both Demublicans and Republicrats will end up passing in the congress and senate. In the end, you'll have your very own asessed "Flatulence Tax Footprint" based on your heigth and weight (and how much dark beer you drink)

    Complete madness. This is your test. If the New World Order can get away with this, they can get away with anything.

    Up is Down, in is out, black is white.....Flatulence taxes will save the planet........

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    Flatulence tax could bankrupt farmers

    Bump....
     
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    Flatulence tax could bankrupt farmers

    Don't worry, they will pass the cost on to families by increasing the cost of milk, etc.
     
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    Flatulence tax could bankrupt farmers

    nah, the government subsidizes dairy farms to keep the cost of milk down. They'd essentially be taxing themselves.
     
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    Re: tax could bankrupt farmers

    Keeping the odors on the farm increases the self sufficiency of the dairy farmers,the ranchers, pig farmers,and sheep herders. Several new opportunities exist for converting manure  into power sources.
    The Chinese now consolidate their human waste for electrical power generation.It's an ill wind that blows no good.
     

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