Farmers turn up noses at what they say is EPA proposal to charge for air-polluting cows.
For farmers, this stinks: Belching and gaseous cows and hogs could start costing them money if the federal government decides to charge fees for air-polluting animals.
“This is one of the most ridiculous things the federal government has tried to do,” said Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, an outspoken opponent of the fees.
based on federal agriculture department figures, it would require farms or ranches with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 hogs to pay an annual fee of about $175 for each dairy cow, $87.50 per head of beef cattle and $20 for each hog.
Read more at the SOURCE: ABC NEWS
The democrats need all the tax money they can get and looks like they will go any length to get more. Taxing cow stinks is really getting down and low, must less stinky! Was this another Barack Obama idea? Will they tax by the number of stinks per hour? So Obama and the democrats said that they would not tax the lower wage workers huh, well this animal tax is just one way that they will raise your taxes, yes thats right by higher food prices! Better start digging deep in the pockets because the cow stink gas tax is just the start, next will be higher fed taxes at the pump! Are you ready for some Obama leadership?
Below is a couple links to Michelle Malkin and one of them is an open post. But the other one hits home about no money and shopping for the holidays while the lawmakers are trying to raise taxes anyway they can.