Stop Global Warming: Tax Toilet Paper
In the name of climate change and slowing global warming, a bill has been introduced in Congress that would tax what we put into water like toilet paper. Yes, toilet paper. If you thought a tax on diet soda was bad, well, now we would basically be taxed for using the restroom. All in the name of saving the environment from global warming.
An article on Prison Planet reads:
The “Water Protection and Reinvestment Act,” H.R.3202, introduced last week by Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore), will be “financed broadly by small fees on such things as bottled beverages, products disposed of in wastewater, corporate profits, and the pharmaceutical industry,” according to Blumenauer’s fact sheet.
Though the taxes are “designed to be collected at the manufacturer level,” only the most naive would doubt that multinational corporations would just pass the cost on to the consumer in the form of higher prices, as is routine.
Items disposed of in wastewater, such as toothpaste, cosmetics, toilet paper and cooking oil will be subject to a 3% excise tax, while water beverages will be hit with a 4% tax, “because these products wind up in the water stream and require clean up by sewage treatment plants,” according to the bill.
As far as I know, people have been using toilet paper, toothpaste, and makeup for a while and it has been cleaned by the sewage plants with no problem. And now because of “climate change,” more money is required. I have written about global warming before here. But basically, it is a load of bull created to milk the people of more money through taxes by telling them we need money to save the environment.
The fact that the global warming feeding frenzy has now reached a level of insanity to the point where the federal government is essentially preparing to tax us to defecate and urinate shows how far down the line we really are. What’s next? A tax on breathing? After all, we humans exhale that evil life-giving poisonous gas carbon dioxide. The New York Times actually introduced the idea of the government imposing a tax on breathing in a March 2007 editorial.
So if this passes, the already high price of these items will go up even more. That 3% tax will definitely be passed on to consumers. So we’ll have to pay for that plus sales tax… Is there anything that won’t be taxed? And I doubt the media will even cover this at all.
This bill has 7 cosponsors as of now. Let’s hope no more congressmen support this horrific idea.