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You just can't make this stuff up! This is bad for consumers and farmers! Get prepared to not eat meat and no dairy unless you raise it yourself! I got this from the farm bureau website. What's next a tax for breathing?






AFBF Opposes EPA-Proposed Tax on Livestock

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 20, 2008 – The American Farm Bureau Federation has registered its opposition to an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, asserting it would essentially result in new taxes on livestock operations.

“Most livestock and dairy farmers would not be able to pass along the costs incurred under this plan,” said Mark Maslyn, AFBF executive director of public policy. “Steep fees associated with this action would force many producers out of business. The net result would likely be higher consumer costs for milk, beef and pork,” said Maslyn, in comments submitted to EPA.

According to Agriculture Department figures, any farm or ranch with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 hogs emits more than 100 tons of carbon equivalent per year, and thus would need to obtain a permit under the proposed rules. More than 90 percent of U.S. dairy, beef and pork production would be affected by the proposal, Maslyn noted.

Permit fees vary from state to state but EPA sets a “presumptive minimum rate” for fees. For 2008-2009, the rate is $43.75 per ton of emitted greenhouse gases. According to Maslyn, the proposed fee would mean annual assessments of $175 for each dairy cow, $87.50 for each head of beef cattle and $20 for each hog.

In addition, Maslyn said the proposed rules would be ineffective because of the global nature of greenhouse gases. “Reduction of a ton of greenhouse gases anywhere will make a difference, but if a ton is removed in Iowa and replaced by a ton in China, then no net effect occurred,” he said. “A livestock tax and regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act will impose restrictions and added costs on the U.S. economy without reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.”

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Another nail in the coffin of Farm regulation. you would be amazed the stupid things we are taxed for here already. We are putting our money into our future now, not in farming to the degree we were, mainly due to the fact of regulation, free trade and NWO ofcourse.
 

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Guys,


This is a very bad deal and will make the cost of food go way up.



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Thats part of the plan. The other part is to run farmers out of business so big business can buy up the land and have more control over the food supply.
 

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remember Kids the commies want half of what you make.There gonna pull all the stops the next couple years.
 

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If this goes into effect, it could very well be the trigger for 1) food shortages and 2) mass hunger because of the price of food.

Also, you know the term "farmers with pitchforks..."
 

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If they get control over our food/farming industry, they'll have control over what's added to our food, (think chemicals) and how it affects our health. Very scary. I can just see them making deals with chemical companies and health care providers. . .
 

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man its a good thing i grow 75% of my families food right now. soon as i get more land it will be 100% can't wait for the day
 

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remember Kids the commies want half of what you make.There gonna pull all the stops the next couple years.
No thats wrong, they want it all!!!! All including you labor, your childrens labor And great grand childrens labor. You now making the the "change" from citizen to slave! Born free, and taxed to death!



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Some serious fools must have dreamed up this unjust and stupid nonsense.

But look at the bright side! [?????] This creates jobs for people and a new and helpful [again, ?????] bureaucracy!

We will now have "The Department of Farts and Measures" and hey, is it not inequitable and inaccurate to assume that all cows fart out equal volumes of intestinal gas?

You, in fairness, cannot just rely upon some mathematical computation which assumes that every cow farts equal volumes of intestinal gas, is this not so?

So, in order to implement this visionary and innovative policy [?????], one needs to install 'fart volume meters' on every cow's anus and one needs people to run around monthly to each and every cow to read accurately these meters!

It's brilliant! [?????]
 

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I've got an ex-husband they should put one of those meters on...
Man loved to eat sardines and baked beans...
 

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remember Kids the commies want half of what you make.There gonna pull all the stops the next couple years.
Sheeeeeeeeit, they already do better than that off me as it is.

Man loved to eat sardines and baked beans...
Damn, dutch oven in your place then huh?
 

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These people are nuts. We need to start sending them a box with tar and feathers in it. Maybe install cadillac convertor on them cows.
 

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Mix Gas-x in their feed IFthey can actually prove the harm. Problem is its a money making scheme,not a solution to a problem.
 

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The problem is most of the gas released is from cows belching, not farting, so measuring the ass end will give inaccurate results. ;)
 

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The problem is most of the gas released is from cows belching, not farting, so measuring the ass end will give inaccurate results. ;)
most of the gas is from the beaurocrats talking and the politicans moving thier lips....

or this that just hot air???
 

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what happens when they start taxing broccoli, cucumbers, onions, garlic, beans, cabbage, ect............................................................................................

This is rediculous.
 
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