Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Al Gore's Baby Taxes

So now liberals want to impose taxes on couples that have babies. Liberals want parents to pay in advance for their offspring's carbon footprint.

I just wonder how a baby tax will go over in countries where people earn a thousand dollars a year. Of course, it's only rich nations with low birth rates that will have to pay the tax

A WEST Australian medical expert wants families to pay a $5000-plus "baby levy" at birth and an annual carbon tax of up to $800 a child.

Writing in today's Medical Journal of Australia, Associate Professor Barry Walters said every couple with more than two children should be taxed to pay for enough trees to offset the carbon emissions generated over each child's lifetime.

Professor Walters, clinical associate professor of obstetric medicine at the University of Western Australia and the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth, called for condoms and "greenhouse-friendly" services such as sterilisation procedures to earn carbon credits.

1 comment:

Satanic Mechanic said...

Sounds like another incarnation of his CO2 tax.