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AGW hysteria builds
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, December 11, 2007

How about it folks - are you up for a baby tax?
Couples who have more than two children should be charged a lifelong tax to offset their extra offspring's carbon dioxide emissions, a medical expert says.

The report in an Australian medical journal called for parents to be charged $5000 a head for every child after their second, and an annual tax of up to $800.

And couples who were sterilised would be eligible for carbon credits under the controversial proposal.
It's only going to get worse you know.
 
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How about a tax credit for abortions?
 
Written By: JWG
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And if the parent is on welfare and can’t pay for the added tax burden, will the taxpayers have to cover it?
 
Written By: JWG
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And if the parent is on welfare and can’t pay for the added tax burden, will the taxpayers have to cover it?
Heh ... you have to ask?
 
Written By: McQ
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Sometimes I smile. Sometimes I grin. But JWG you made me chuckle out loud.
 
Written By: tom scott
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Lets apply this tax to countries whose birth rate is above replacement. Then tie agw aid into compliance, exceed replacement, no aid from the developed world. Once they are in compliance, we could expand it to the rest of the world. I would love to hear the howls of outrage from the thugs in Bali at this suggestion.
 
Written By: Paden Cash
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They should get together with Hillary; didn’t she want to credit everyone $5000 per baby?
 
Written By: Wacky Hermit
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I can see it now, pregnant Ozzies coming by the planeload to deliver in the US, collect their $5 bones from madam president, flying back to Oz with a newly minted US citizen on their hands, and then claiming dual citizenship for the spronk. Brilliant!
 
Written By: Borax Johnson
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I guess China is to be our model. That should please both the environmental lobby and the abortion lobby.
 
Written By: timactual
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timactual:
I guess China is to be our model. That should please both the environmental lobby and the abortion lobby.

I think they are the same lobby
 
Written By: Paden Cash
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Could we purchase "baby offsets" from places such as Italy where the birth rate is at historic lows and way less than replacement rate?
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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I’m curious McQ, does your posting this mean you are paid for by the... fertility industry, or Gerbers, or...?
 
Written By: bains
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I’m curious McQ, does your posting this mean you are paid for by the... fertility industry, or Gerbers, or...?
Oh crap, that’s right, I didn’t tell you about my all expenses paid trip to the baby food factory, did I?
 
Written By: McQ
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Oh crap, that’s right, I didn’t tell you about my all expenses paid trip to the baby food factory, did I?
See? You really are just a partisan hack! /sarcasm
 
Written By: Joel C.
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Oh crap, that’s right, I didn’t tell you about my all expenses paid trip to the baby food factory, did I?
Dude! - you went to Iraq while Hussein was in power?
 
Written By: looker
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I was a human shield.

You didn’t know?
 
Written By: McQ
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Wow....did you get cool outfits to wear? With an S or something?

So, this baby offset thing, you must have an idea how that’s going to trade, being on the inside of the scheme.
Can we purchase futures for this yet?
Any idea how they’re going to price it - you know $/head or what?

Is this like the crop conservation thing, paid not to have kids just like paid not to grow crops.

Is this credit going to apply to women only, for not having them do you think?

or or....can guys get in on it by agreeing not to get women pregnant.
For example, if I promise not to get 10,000 women pregnant , what’s the payout on that?
Do you think it’ll be a yearly thing? Probably huh?

Maybe we can get a stud potential rating, you know, I mean, some of us are probably more likely to be in a position (as it were) to get women pregnant than others, and I think the guys with a higher potential ought to get a higher subsidy from the government.

Crap, suppose they don’t do it that way
...and instead they make you carry a card around and get signatures from all the women you didn’t get pregnant during the previous year to be submitted at tax time.
Will there be a limit to how many times a day a woman can sign the card?
Do repeats count or can she only sign your card once a day?
Probably going to require a timestamping mechanism of some kind...
and have to establish reasonable time period for...um...not getting them pregnant in.

Yeah, I can see that guys are going to be out of this equation totally.
The women are going to end up getting all the credits at the end of the year for not getting pregnant just because it’s simpler to implement!

It’s not fair, I’m tellin ya! DISCRIMINATION!
 
Written By: looker
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Do mass murderers get extra carbon credits ?
 
Written By: Neo
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OTOH, childless couples have done nothing to help keep social programs solvent. So they should be punished. If every Boomer had replaced themselves social security would not be in crisis.

Also, they forget that today’s rugrat is tomorrows physicist/medical researcher/inventor.
 
Written By: Harun
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This is golden.

Remember those glaciers in Greenland that were melting.
Gore et al told us is was part of the CO2 problem.
Now, it appears that "settled science" gives way to the magna problem.
 
Written By: Neo
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