Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Babies Are Another Excuse For Liberals To Tax

Liberals like to do a couple of things: they like to steal money from the person that earned it and give the money to a person who did not earn it; and they love to worry about the environment. Using babies, liberals have found two different ways to additionally steal the hard earned cash.

Hillary Clinton suggested that every baby born in the U.S. should receive a $5,000 bond at birth.

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that every child born in the United States should get a $5,000 "baby bond" from the government to help pay for future costs of college or buying a home.

What a bunch of b.s. Hillary’s scheme is just another proposed government mechanism to tax, grow government creating a new bureaucracy, and misappropriate the funds. Think not? Take a look at Social Security.

Now, along comes a good doctor in Australia who wants to charge Australian parents for future “carbon” impact.

A WEST Australian medical expert wants families to pay a $5000-plus "baby levy" at birth and an annual carbon tax of up to $800 a child.

"Far from showering financial booty on new mothers and rewarding greenhouse-unfriendly behaviour, a 'baby levy' in the form of a carbon tax should apply, in line with the 'polluter pays' principle."
Does anyone remember Paul Ehrlich and his enthusiastically liberal supported concept of zero population growth?

Ehrlich wrote an article that appeared in New Scientist in December 1967. In that article, Ehrlich predicted that the world would experience famines sometime between 1970 and 1985 due to population growth outstripping resources. Ehrlich wrote that "the battle to feed all of humanity is over ... In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now." Ehrlich also stated, "India couldn't possibly feed two hundred million more people by 1980," and "I have yet to meet anyone familiar with the situation who thinks that India will be self-sufficient in food by 1971." These specific predictions did not actually come to pass, and his later book The Population Explosion is much more cautious in its predictions.

The article led to a book (The Population Bomb), the founding of Zero Population Growth, a vigorous policy debate, and both widespread support and criticism of Ehrlich.

The pending carbon impact disaster, and global warming for that matter, has no greater scientific foundation than Ehrlich’s unfounded population bomb. It looks as if the Australian Chicken Little found a new way to soak the citizens of their money and at the same time support the latest liberal environmental agenda.

Links in this Blog:
Hillary Clinton suggests $5,000 savings bond for every U.S. baby

Baby tax needed to save planet, claims expert

Paul Ehrlich-The Population Bomb