A story written by Lou Del Bello last December in “Futurism” has gained new life on Twitter thanks to a retweet that popped up this week:
— Diane Francis (@dianefrancis1) March 15, 2018
So we’re talking about a “sin tax” on meat to discourage consumption? Let’s see what Del Bello had to say in December:
Eating too much meat and smoking both have an impact on the public, from an environmental and health perspective. Meat production degrades the environment by releasing greenhouse gas emissions and using up a disproportionate amount of land and water per unit of protein, while smoking leads to enormous health bills that the public often has to pay for.
In a new report, investment analysts suggest passing on the costs of the meat sector’s impacts to those directly responsible, the same way we tax smokers. The simple idea of the so-called meat tax is that if your burger ends up costing as much as a plate of caviar, you may decide to explore vegetarian options.
It’s a regressive tax, though, hitting hardest the least nourished who need to increase their meat consumption. What to do?
Oh, wait, we just checked and this is still America.
Brb gotta hijack a shipment of tofu and toss it in Boston Harbor https://t.co/W7N2OWVtui
— Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) March 16, 2018
But … the experts …
— Rusty Shackelford (@rshackelford14) March 16, 2018
Yeah, i don’t believe that for a damn second. https://t.co/LzvhIJu7WZ
— PL4Y3R 0N3 (@PL4Y3R_0N3) March 16, 2018
Experts in what https://t.co/pRQMqp1RLj
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) March 17, 2018
Experts in stupid https://t.co/GJKdiVpaSn
— Loucas (@LouTasi) March 17, 2018
One politically active capital firm says this. So maybe “an” expert. https://t.co/z5xHX7UzFt
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) March 17, 2018
Experts need to STFU and leave us alone. https://t.co/vRFM7elCKU
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) March 17, 2018
"Experts" is a nice euphemism for "social engineering authoritarians." https://t.co/ngje2fGCT6
— Beorn (@Beorn2000) March 16, 2018
Go for it, nannies. https://t.co/HAlmePqGzL
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 17, 2018
Don't care. I'll eat what I damn well please. In moderation, of course.
Experts can pound sand. ?? https://t.co/UsstOd1dc5
— Kevin (@Kevin_Bassett) March 17, 2018
Maybe we should just start eating the “experts”. https://t.co/NVCSFFNBgH
— BigHeadBustedBracket (@BigHeadBS) March 16, 2018
Who are these people? I want names. https://t.co/Jugs9o4tU7
— Rob Garver (@rrgarver) March 17, 2018
"Experts" also said we would be dead by killer bees or a second ice age by now, too. So you can take your "experts" and stuff 'em in a sack. https://t.co/dxMkygGF1l
— CaptainTouchback (@CaptTouchback) March 17, 2018
You can have my porterhouse when you pry it out of my cold, dead hands https://t.co/wdpqL8HTXp
— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) March 17, 2018
From my warm, charred hands! https://t.co/Cvs2VAdhhT
— The Agent of Chaos ? (@WootpoolTheMad) March 16, 2018
Oh, the leftist mind.
What an odd place!
Government, keep your hands off my body; I can do with it what I please!
We know what’s best for your body and we’re gonna make sure the govmt enforces that. https://t.co/xcsz0oKpZ9
— ToHellinAHandbasket (@ugottabekidn) March 16, 2018
My body, my choice? https://t.co/mb6LDdfw8s
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) March 16, 2018
And you wonder why conservatives don't want "public health experts" in charge of, say, gun policy. https://t.co/8P56qIjIp0
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) March 17, 2018
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) March 16, 2018
Prohibition never dies, it just evolves. https://t.co/IuTlCGiNRW
— JJ (@JimmyJames38) March 16, 2018
AH the tyranny of those who want to take care of you and know what is better for you. https://t.co/xHg8MhGJ1d
— Kes Loves Cannons (@KesaraRiku) March 16, 2018
This is the future liberals want….. https://t.co/yM0DyFQefZ
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) March 16, 2018
This is hate speech. https://t.co/NVU6DXEvqw
— Matt the AnCap (@MattG523) March 16, 2018
"Prime beef is a commodity meant only for the rich."
You know, I always get a laugh when my dad goes on his 'experts are crooks' tirade, but then I see stupid headlines like this. Let's jack up gas prices, too, you know, 'for the planet.' https://t.co/hjIKh95kyR
— Krizzと (@konkarrne) March 17, 2018
You're a bad person. A nosy, do-nothing busybody who seeks to control and have power over people equal to the most gruesome tyrants. But the heart of it is that you are so full of self-righteous gall that you're completely blind to your evil. https://t.co/VPI67htZEL
— Jeb Bos (@BigJebBos) March 16, 2018
This is how you get Civil War II. https://t.co/6vIzv8qKqF
— Price T. Morgan (@pricetmorgan) March 17, 2018
Mayor Bloomberg confident soda ban will stand following appeal; 'People are dying every day' http://t.co/AeBNX33iii
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 11, 2013