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The Cow Fart Tax. Is This Just Another Scam By The Obama Administration To Tax People Making Less Than $250K a Year?

Ripped1X... 2009/06/09 15:32:05
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Congressman Warns of 'Cow Fart' Tax Causing Beef and Dairy to 'Disappear' from Supermarkets.

Ranking member of House global warming committee James Sensenbrenner tells Heartland conference EPA positioning itself for a power grab with such measures.

By Jeff Poor
Business & Media Institute
6/2/2009 3:55:19 PM

Is regulating greenhouse gases a necessary means to stop so-called manmade global warming? Or is it an effort by the government to exert more control over Americans’ day-to-day lives?

According to Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wisc., the ranking member of the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming, it is the latter, and it could have a devastating impact on agribusiness.

Sensenbrenner, speaking at the Heartland Institute’s Third International Conference on Climate Change in Washington, D.C. on June 2, explained that a 2007 Supreme Court decision gave the Environmental Protection Agency the ability to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) as a pollutant, which opened the door for the agency to regulate other gases.

“In a 5-4 decision in the case of Massachusetts versus the EPA,” Sensenbrenner explained, the Court “said the EPA could declare CO2 was a pollutant. Now there are several greenhouse gases. CO2 is the one that is the most common and the largest producer of CO2 in the world is the ocean, which we’re not going to be able to control.”

However, if the EPA were given the authority to regulate CO2 as a pollutant, it would also mean the government agency has the ability to regulate methane gas – which is primarily emitted from livestock. Sensenbrenner called this the “cow fart tax.”

“However, methane gas is much more effective in keeping warmth in the atmosphere than CO2, but has a much shorter half-life,” Sensenbrenner explained. “To show you how ridiculous this is getting, the EPA has got the proposed regulation imposing a cow fart tax of $175 a year on every head of dairy cattle in the United States and $80 for beef cattle, $20 per head of hogs.”

The Wisconsin congressman didn’t have a technological solution for livestock greenhouse gas emissions.

“I don’t know if we’re supposed to develop the technology to strap a catalytic converter on the back of a cow,” Sensenbrenner quipped.

Earlier this year, the Farm Bureau told the Business & Media Institute such a tax was plausible according to the EPA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. However, Sensenbrenner speculated that such a tax could result in dairy products and beef disappearing from the shelves in supermarkets, as a British study he cited had warned.

“This again has got a pretty hefty impact,” Sensenbrenner said. “What I will say is the Brits have looked at this issue and there is a study that was given by a scientific advisory committee to British Parliament that said the cow fart tax will have to be imposed in the U.K. in order to reduce what are referred to as congestive gases. Dairy products and beef will disappear from the shelves in British supermarkets. This goes to the whole business of control.”

Has anyone in the MSM asked the big question here. Just what benefit taxing cow farts would have on improving the environment? And how is this tax revenue intended to be spent to reduce the problem?

My guess is much of the revenue from this scam will be wasted on more entitlement programs and will help fund the 0bama socialist takeover of America and you will never see one cow retrofitted with a catalytic converter to solve this major global warming issue. (sarcasm added)

Now can we all agree that this is literally:

retrofitted catalytic converter solve major global warming issue sarcasm literally
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  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2009/07/24 18:47:20
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    That's more great news for Paul Frank Pelosi! It will clear the selfs at the retailers for all that Tuns he is Canning in American Samoa which Miraculously recieved an EXEMPTION from having to comply with the NEW minimum wage bill! I smell alot more than farts around here! "Unite Millionaire Elitist Communists!!!"
  • **Bessie** 2009/07/06 20:15:34
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    **Bessie**
    +2
    I know the smell! LOL
  • brob1969 2009/07/04 19:55:46
    NO
    brob1969
    +1
    "The Wisconsin congressman didn’t have a technological solution for livestock greenhouse gas emissions."

    Because he is not well versed in technology. Anaerobic digestion of manure is a simple and viable method for controlling methane release into the atmosphere; the bill would encourage this type of innovation. Rather than the methane becoming a problem it is simply harnessed and used to generate electricity, cook, even power automobiles. Here is a link to an example of a farm that is already doing this; they are making as much revenue from selling electricity as they are milk. They have seriously cut their operational expenses and are doing something beneficial for the environment in the process.

    http://www.auri.org/news/ainj...
  • Ripped1... brob1969 2009/07/04 20:09:10
    Ripped1X...
    That's great unfortunately with the group of crooks we have in Washington they will squander the revenue on entitlement programs.
  • brob1969 Ripped1... 2009/07/04 20:57:34
    brob1969
    How do you figure that?
  • Ripped1... brob1969 2009/07/06 19:17:34
    Ripped1X...
    Take a look at the $787 Billion dollar PORKULUS BILL.
  • brob1969 Ripped1... 2009/07/07 02:33:24
    brob1969
    +1
    There's some good and some bad there; but for the most part it is trying to steer us on a course that we can sustain.
  • YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
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  • ShadowHeart 2009/06/22 09:07:49
  • Kara ~~~ American Patriot 2009/06/22 07:05:01
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    Kara ~~~ American Patriot
    +4
    Obama wants to put the hand that feeds him, the farmer, out of business. He is even going to assign a Cow Fart Czar to be the overseer. Al Gore sounds like a good man to handle that job since Cow Farts are ruining the inviornment. overseer al gore sounds handle job cow farts ruining inviornment
  • brob1969 Kara ~~... 2009/07/04 21:00:55
    brob1969
    +1
    Actually it is an opportunity to put the farmer in an even more lucrative business. Agri-fuels were the dreams of people of the likes of Ford, Edison, and Firestone; fossil-fuels the dream of the likes of Rockefeller who funded the Volstead act, effectively taking the farmer out of the energy equation for the US and the world. This has the potential to put that power back into the hands of the farmer where it belongs; check out this link: http://www.auri.org/news/ainj...
  • houstoncarl 2009/06/22 05:37:00
  • Captain Tobias. The Liberal... 2009/06/20 23:24:41
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    Captain Tobias. The Liberal Captain
    WHy.. Hello rightwing! havnt seen anything from you in a looong time.
  • tomem 2009/06/14 01:20:32
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    tomem
    +2
    Just add this to all the other scams coming out of Washington these days. Just another way to kill the small farmer, raise prices for all the people, and then have BO rush in to "save us all".
  • brob1969 tomem 2009/07/04 21:04:05
    brob1969
    +1
    Don't be too quick to say "kill the small farmer"; this has the potential to put the farmer in a much better position. This encourages the capture and usage of methane for energy production; here is an example of a dairy farm doing just that, and they cut their expenses tremendously and make as much money selling energy as they do milk: http://www.auri.org/news/ainj...
    twice the income, half the expenses; don't think that will put any farmers out of business!
  • anh14662 2009/06/11 16:57:10
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    anh14662
    +1
    lol XD of all the stupid shit that i have heard this has got to be the worsed of all. come one cow farts? sounds to me its a slight of hand to get us side tracked wile they do some thing else.
  • Tessaprn 2009/06/10 23:04:45 (edited)
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    Tessaprn
    +2
    i suggest we all buy stock in Tampax because we will have to start shoving tampons up our butts when our farts get taxed.
  • Angel 2009/06/10 20:18:49
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    Angel
    +4
    Of course it is, it is also another way to come in and take control of our food supply.
  • USAF Vet Dan 2009/06/10 18:21:50
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    USAF Vet Dan
  • Russell Wilder 2009/06/10 12:47:15
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    Russell Wilder
    +3
    I don't put anything past this dude. The majority of folks that think President O is their friend and that he is going to help them out couldn't figure out that an increase in the price of beef and dairy products as a result of this tax is really a tax on them, those that make less than $250,000.
    The government schools now require students take evironmental classes but not business classes. We wouldn't want kids learning how businesses pay their taxes. i.e. raising the cost of their goods and services to cover this expense.
    I treat the taxes my business has to pay just like my utilities and cost of goods sold and my customers actually pay the taxes when they buy my goods.
  • SCOOP--RIP, MY DEAR MAX 2009/06/10 12:36:42
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    SCOOP--RIP, MY DEAR MAX
    +2
    That President Pantywaist is a real "stinker", isn't he. Who know what this corrupt bunch of politicians who are ruining America will come up with next.
  • emily bernstein 2009/06/10 12:03:34
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    emily bernstein
    I don't have enough information to make an informed decision on this however, it smells to high heaven to me.
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  • zyledr 2009/06/10 06:16:55
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    zyledr
    +3
    How long is it before we have a CO2 tax on every living person in the country?

    Hell before long we won't even get a paycheck we'll get our rations each month in our government run homes.
  • Gracie ~Gun Totin' Gracie~ 2009/06/10 05:33:41
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    Gracie ~Gun Totin' Gracie~
    +7
    Tax This!
    tax
  • MIZ® ₱... Gracie ... 2009/06/28 10:02:10
  • bluejacket 2009/06/10 04:20:46
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    bluejacket
    +1
    I have heard about this, but what I heard was that beef products were going to have a carbon tax added to them to help (line the pockets of Al Gore and other politicians) reduce CO2 in the air.

    suckers!
  • donedunn 2009/06/10 04:17:22
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    donedunn
    +3
    Like oil, the United States consumes a huge portion of the worlds beef. Our addication to beef is obviously killing the planet. We need to learn to live without people! We can't have whatever we want. We have lived high on the hog for too long and now it is time for us to pay the piper.

    We told you. We told you when they came for cigarettes, they would come for the food you ate and how much you weighed and the type of car you drive....there is no end to the lefts insatiable desire for control.
  • zyledr donedunn 2009/06/10 06:22:39
    zyledr
    +2
    Your right if they can put a tax on a group or specific item they can make an excuse for anything. The same thing can be said about making them illegal as well. After all what is a special tax on an item. Nothing more then a bribe for the government to let you participate in a behavior that would otherwise be illegal. Look at cigarettes, that is essentially prohibition with how high the taxes are on them.
  • Deathblooms /m\ 2009/06/10 03:54:56
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    Deathblooms /m\
  • Nozzghoull 2009/06/10 03:37:14
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    Nozzghoull
    +3
    I smell bullshit!
  • God bless American freedom 2009/06/10 02:15:20 (edited)
    UNDECIDED
    God bless American freedom
    +1
    I really think this would be an excellent tax but ONLY if applied to all politicians when they open their mouths. In fact..if this tax were applied I would bet our eceedingly huge national debt would be wiped out in less than three weeks.
  • Ripped1... God ble... 2009/06/10 03:58:50
  • Beccy 2009/06/10 01:37:49
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    Beccy
    +2
    Why doesn't the government just come out and say they want all our money. My god we are in the middle of a depression how are people going to afford to eat.
  • God ble... Beccy 2009/06/10 11:49:47
    God bless American freedom
    +2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

    He already took it all, gave it away ..and then said it is all Bushs fault.
  • Beccy God ble... 2009/06/12 02:20:45
    Beccy
    +1
    So now that he was pissed it away he wants to raise taxes on everything including the kitchen sink to cover it?
  • God ble... Beccy 2009/06/13 12:03:43
    God bless American freedom
    +1
    I think he bowed before that Saud king and kissed "whatever" for a reason.
  • Beccy God ble... 2009/06/14 23:26:52
    Beccy
    +1
    Maybe because he wanted to do more then kiss.
  • God ble... Beccy 2009/07/20 18:25:56
    God bless American freedom
    mebbe you could be right.


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    Beccy
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  • 1oct1 "Marko" 2009/06/10 00:35:43
    YES THIS SCAM SMELLS LIKE BS TO ME.
    1oct1 "Marko"
    +2
    This sounds like something off the onion network.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

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