Red meat could eventually be taxed like cigarettes

Your steak dinner may become more expensive soon.

A tax on red meat is becoming increasingly likely in many countries, according to a report from Farm Animal Investment and Risk Return (FAIRR,) a livestock investment education group. Sixteen countries have adopted sugar taxes in recent years, and as most countries, not including the US, work to keep up with the Paris Agreement climate accord, the study showed that the meat industry should expect similar levies.

“It is increasingly probable we’ll see meat taxes become a reality,” said Jeremy Coller, chief information officer of Coller Capital and founder of the FAIRR Initiative. “Countries such as Sweden and Denmark have already looked at meat tax proposals. The continued subsidization of meat is the antithesis of what’s needed as policymakers and countries gear up to deliver on Paris.”

  • Maurice Miner

    Fuck me – we are all North Korea now!

    • Bla Bla

      They can stick their taxes on home heating, food, sugar, etc up their elite asses. Madame Guillotine needs to sing once again! They just can’t wait to starve all of us ‘useless’ mouth breathers that they think they are so high and mighty too. Looks like are rulers are the real nazis here. To hell with them all.

      Here, there is even a song to provide entertainment!

    • Bla Bla

      Additionally, I want all of these useless pole smokers to have their salaries slashed to that of the lowest paid senior on a fixed pension. Let them try to survive on that with their zeal to bring penalizing policies and taxes to us masses. Enough is enough!

      Also, anyone here find it funny how antifa likes to lick the boots and arses of the globalist billionaires – I just haven’t figured that one out quite yet.

      • Exile1981

        the leaders of antifa know the funding comes from the billionaires. They also know that as long as they deliver the correct number of violent thugs to each ralley they will be allowed to skim a bit of coun for themselves.

    • Martin B

      Enjoy your daily ration of tofu and bean curd, comrades!

    • shasta

      Congratulation on seeing the light.

  • Exile1981

    Don’t worry that red meat will be out of your price range. You’ll be able to get your protein requirements from new soylent green; its nade with plankton.

  • BillyHW

    From my cold, dead palate!

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Glad we dropped out of the Paris accords.
    All this stuff is designed to condition your behavior into accepting a drastically lower standard of living through artificially created scarcity, but backed up through false moralistic crusading, instead of actual physical scarcity.
    Really, it’s a pretty brilliant idea in how diabolical it is.
    This who advocate such measures should be publicly executed come “the day of the rope”, “the purge”, or whatever you want to call a period of general civil insurrection.

    • Bla Bla

      It never had to be this way, but I do believe the elite get their jollies from putting their jackboots to our necks.

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        I’m not entirely certain where that impulse comes from.
        Do they get their jollies out of putting their boots on our collective necks, or do they have some demented equality complex where if the third-world cannot have something, then Joe Six-Pack in the west can’t have it either, because it just isn’t fair.
        I think it has something to do with them securing or maintaining their place in the hierarchy of power.
        It sounds weird, but people are weird.
        Also, a lot of these silicon valley billionaires are socially pathological and see the rest of us as disposable ants.
        They would enslave the world if it gave them a better ocean view from their vacation house that they visit once a year.

        • Bla Bla

          Indeed they would. One would rather that they just get along with their own business of making billions of dollars and just leave us, the prols, alone… But I guess it’s just not in their programming…

          • Drunk by Noon ✓

            Steve Jobs (thank goodness he’s dead) had a real messianic complex and I hear that many are far worse.
            I’m talking Bond villain levels of grandeur combined with petty vindictiveness and an unquenchable desire to rule over others.
            Just look at the outright misanthropy that reared its head with the Google scandal of James Damore, the engineer who wrote and shared a 10-page internal memo criticizing the company’s efforts to increase diversity and decrying a “politically correct monoculture”.
            Look at the fester ball of snakes that exposed.

    • Exile1981

      I prefer the term political downsizing.

  • Shebel

    How does this work again in an educated Policy Makers mind?
    “We will keep Subsidizing the Industry to keep it viable –BUT–
    Tax the product so People can’t afford to buy it”

    How about just reduce the Subsidy ?
    -and there will be less for People to Buy.

    Same effect–and less hassle. No?

    • Bla Bla

      There’s as much of a subsidy for meat as their is for ‘fossil fuels’… They are such blatant liars and criminals.

  • occupant 9

    Say, that Hitler guy was a vegetarian, fitness freak, non-smoker and non-drinker. He admired Muhammadism’s masculine projection and worked to change the idea of what was right and what was wrong. Did his big ideas and example win after all?

  • NOW you’ll get the riots.

    • Shebel

      No. You will get Supply Management.

      • Bla Bla

        Heh, Venezuelan version of supply management at that.

      • Fat Canadians, Shebel. Canadians don’t care if one taxes them but they will care when someone threatens their food supply.

        • Shebel

          Supply Management guarantees a Countries food supply because the Producers all Prosper.
          Everybody is Happy and eats without price fluctuations.

          • Oh, like the way small businesses can operate without being punished by the government?

        • Drunk by Noon ✓

          And your fat American brothers and sisters will stand beside you.
          If they fight you, they will have to take on us too!
          Well-fed Anglophones UNITE!

          • Shebel

            and he lives alone.

          • Drunk by Noon ✓

            With that much BBQ!?
            I bet he has a more active social life than most of us here put together.

          • Exile1981

            is that 4 roast chickens on 1 spit? Hard to tell on a cell waiting for my delayed flight to hell.

          • Millie_Woods

            I think they’re stacks of steaks. And it appears to be 4 and a half. The half stack is probably for the rest of his family.

          • Good God! Did he eat a whale?

          • Drunk by Noon ✓

            Not before that whale got introduced to his BBQ! 😉

          • Ah. It was an appetizer.

  • Dana Garcia

    Ungenerous libs don’t mind if taxing meat makes it unaffordable for poor people. So typical.

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      Yes, that has a lot to do with it.
      They would gladly support a $100,000 tax on new cars because it wouldn’t impact them a bit.
      Beware of the very rich people that want to destroy the middle class by falsely labeling them as rich, who in turn mobilize armies of the poor and motivate them with spite and greed and manufactured animosity.
      I should put that on a tee-shirt.

    • Millie_Woods

      Labeling them ‘ungenerous’ is being rather generous. ‘Warped’ is what they are.

  • Shebel

    If you really want to watch the interaction of Subsidization (USA) VS Market Supply (Can) —- then keep an eye on how this Marijuana business plays out.

    The really bad thing about Supply Management is that those with the RIGHT to Produce (Quota) put a value on this Protection .
    Quota should never be owned and have no value — It should be LEASED. Period.

  • OT, but according to Breitbat, Tillerson is coming to Canada to meet with Trudeau for a one day meeting to organize NK missile talks:

    Tillerson either doesn’t realize that Trudeau is a complete moron and commie pinko pawn. Or he does realize that he is. And Tillerson thinks he can work it to his advantage, or he doesn’t care — because Tillerson is also a moron and commie pinko pawn.

  • WalterBannon

    meat taxes = time for a coup and politicians heads mounted on pikes

  • tom_billesley

    Will there be synth-beefeaters at the Tower of London?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Isn’t that a regressive tax that mostly harms, and possibly starves poor people especially blacks and browns?