Bernie Sanders Demands a ‘Meat Tax’ to Save the Earth

Vermont’s communist Senator, Bernie Sanders, now wants to tax you for daring to eat meat because he wants to save the earth, or something.

At a recent rally, Sanders told the crowd that he is open to this meat ta to help end climate change.

A Sanders fan at a townhall asked the candidate if he was open to the idea of a meat tax.

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Naturally, Sanders was not at all against such a stupid idea.

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“As you probably know, animal agriculture is to blame for the majority of climate change and is the leading cause of deforestation water and air pollution and biodiversity loss,” the Sanders fan said.

“With that being known, what do you plan on doing to ensure that Americans limit their consumption of animal products?” she added.

The woman also noted that Germany is consideration a “meat tax” designed to put an end meat consumption.

“Germany has imposed a meat tax in hopes of limiting this consumption,” the woman said. “What are your plans to stop these large corporations from further usurping natural resources and polluting the planet?”

Sanders did not shoot the idea down.

“Thank you for the question, and it’s a good question. All I can say is if we believe, as I do and you do, that climate change is real, we’re gonna have to tackle it in every area, including agriculture,” Sanders said.

“In fact, one of the things we want to do with our farmers out there is help them become more aggressive and able to help us combat climate change, rather than contribute to it,” he added.

“You’re right. We got to look at agriculture. We’ve got to look at every cause of the crisis that we face,” he concluded.

Still, there is one bright spot, here. Bernie and the left have just admitted that taxes destroy things. After all, that is the purpose of a “meat tax,” to make meat too expensive to buy. Taxes are a force of destruction and they just admitted it.

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