Just when you thought it was safe to enjoy a cheeseburger, policy-makers in Washington have something else cooked up – a tax on meat. That’s right. They want to tax beef, pork, even poultry.
“We have never been closer to a meat tax,” Ashley Byrne, the associate director of campaigns for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), told Bloomberg Law.
“People seem more open than ever to an excise tax on meat,” PETA’s Byrne told Bloomberg.
“If we are going to tax tobacco, if we are going to tax soda, it absolutely makes sense to have a similar tax on meat.”
Considering Washington’s penchant for taxing everything from incomes to sales to estates – even the number of miles we drive – we should have seen this coming.
Pardon us, Ms. Byrne, but we think your “meat tax” is a bunch of Bull.