The 1st Church of Gorebalism Followers Propose Sin Tax on Kids
SYDNEY (AFP) - Parents who have more than two children should be charged a lifelong climate change tax to offset the effect of their extra greenhouse gas emissions, an Australian medical expert has proposed.
They should pay 5,000 dollars (4,400 US) a head for each extra child and up to 800 dollars every year thereafter, according to the plan published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
"Every family choosing to have more than a defined number of children should be charged a carbon tax that would fund the planting of enough trees to offset the carbon cost generated by a new human being," he wrote.
Walters, an obstetrician, made his proposal in a letter in which he criticised the government's payment of a 4,000 dollar "baby bonus" in a bid to boost the birth rate in this sparsely-populated country of 21 million people.
Paying parents extra for every baby fuelled more emissions and contributed to global warming, he said, adding that the bonus should be replaced with a "baby levy" in line with the "polluter pays" principle.
And Professor Garry Egger, director of the New South Wales Centre for Health Promotion and Research, agreed.
"Population remains crucial to all environmental considerations," he wrote. "The debate (around population control) needs to be reopened as part of a second ecological revolution."
Ok, so now we can't drive, can't eat meat, can't drill for oil, can't observe Hanukkah in the traditional manner, or burn candles for any reason, can't mow our lawns, can't burn wood in fireplaces or outside, can't smoke cigarettes, can't travel by air, can't use regular incandescent light bulbs, can't have a real Christmas tree, can't breathe to excess, can't heat our homes, can't question the awesome wisdom of gorebal warming, can't buy items that might use excessive amounts of energy to produce, can't cut down trees to produce lumber which will be used in turn to create homes that are not energy efficient, can't use plastic products because they encourage the evil big oil conglomerates, can't farm in the usual very efficient methods, can't use the innernet because of wasted electricity, can't build nukes, can't burn coal, can't live in your own home because it's an energy gobbler-in short, just about everything that makes life comfortable and bearable is trying to be outlawed or "taxed" to discourage the activity and now this brainiac is proposing to end the only fun thing left-that of the act of reproduction and the subsequent result of that earth killing activity.
Didn't China try to do the same thing? Limiting the number of children you could have?
Yeah, that's working out real good for that country as I understand.
To these sanctimonious pinheads who think this is a good idea... Put your money where your mouth is-kill yourselves first. For the good of the earth, of course. This is where your religion is heading to, anyway, right? The annihilation of human activity for the sake of Gaia.
Then we might take your complaints seriously...once we're done laughing our asses off at your stupidity.