last night art was talking to me about a podcast he was listening to where the pastor claimed that al gore was attempting to tax farmers something like $175 per head of cattle for "methane emissions".
surely this can't be true, i thought. i mean, it does sound very much like al gore, but seriously? farmers have to pay a tax so their cows can fart?
so i searched online and sure enough there is something like that floating around out there. not necessarily thought up by al gore (unfortunately--that would have made it more funny) and not necessarily something that will pass, but still. is it just me or is this not one of the stupidest things ever thought up? i'm no environmentalist but it seems to me there are other, larger things that could be done to help decrease pollutants, etc., if we really wanted to.
it's a funny and ridiculous concept, of course. why not just plug up the cow butts with corks? find a way to feed them food that doesn't induce gas? but laugh all you want--pretty soon every public toilet could have a slot for your "methane emissions tax". you never know.
If you drive a car,
I'll tax the street.
If you try to sit,
I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold,
I'll tax the heat.
If you take a walk,
I'll tax your feet