Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Save the Planet, Tax the Babies

This is one of the most absurd ideas I have heard. You have to really hate the world, people, and families to think of an idea this crazy. Also, talk about an idea that is unethical. Man, if this isn't unethical then I don't know what is. It certainly is one way to entice people not to have kids. I personally can't wait till there is a yearly bathroom tax, a plastic tax, a walking tax, a breathing tax, an ear wax tax, and a dust tax. Then again, some of those Aussies are a bit ridiculous, so it shouldn't surprise me when a crazy idea is thought up over there. Sometimes I wonder how far are we really from something as serious as Huxley's Brave New World.

From Article:
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.

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