Time To Tax The Babies–Put Down That Rattle and Pay Up!
Thank heaven for Australia. Without that little island we would be without so much. Here are some little known facts about Austrailia. In 1856 they were the first place in the world to have secret ballot elections. In 1894 they were the first place in the world to give women the right to vote. They are the only country to attend every modern Olympic games. They inveted the bionic ear, flexible wine casks, boomerangs, the Notepad, the electric drill, postage stamps, the first “bathing beauty contest” (in 1920), the automatic letter sorting maching, the two stroke lawn mower and best of all…Latex gloves.
And now, at the forefront of modern history, on the edge of innovation and ingenuity, they have come up with a brilliant idea to help achieve Al Gore’s vision of the World. A World where we don’t burn fuel, or exhale or burp or use hairspray or freon or any other modern convenience. The Australians have decided to tax babies to save our planet. Yes, that’s right–babies–those little mooching, slobbering, dependent, whiny piles of human fat barely formed into a recognizable human–babies.
The article above states that couples with more than 2 children “should be charged a lifelong tax to offset their extra offspring’s carbon dioxide emissions” according to a medical expert. The report in an Austrailian medical journal (yes a MEDICAL journal) says that parents should be “charged $5000 a head for every child after their second AND an annual tax of up to $800.”
Here at Murphy’s Conservative Blog we have found an exclusive picture of the doctor who authored this article:
Here he is preparing the altar of healing for a poor woman who believes she is the virgin Mary. The potion will help extract the baby blue blanket from her body and reveal that she is in fact not the virgin Mary but instead is:
In any event, the good doctor continues and states that “couple who were sterilized would be eligible for carbon credits.” Which is a nice bonus to the old snip-snip don’t you think. I recently used my carbon credits to purchase a giant poster of a windbag:
It is hanging in my room with ticky-tack made of carbon fuel emissions. I’m soooo doing my part.
An Austrialian obstetrician named Barry Walters said that “Every family choosing to have more than a defined number of children should be charged a carbon tax that would fund the planting of enough trees to offset the carbon cost generated by a new human being.”
He is so right–for example, when my third child was born I noticed that he used up 8-10 diapers a day in the first month. Each time filing it with a mixture of substances that smelled a little like death on a stick. I felt so bad about putting those bags of filth outside that I paid my neighbor some money as a way of seeking forgiveness for the extra carbon load. Oddly though, the tree next to the trash can grew 3 feet that month. Hmmmmm….
“As citizens of the world, I believe we deserve no more population concessions than those in India or China.” says Professor Walters. Good take Prof–in China there is rampant forced abortion and infanticide. So I guess that is what would be considered a “population concession.”
Garry Eggers, director of the NSW Centre for Health Promotion and Research, agreed with the call, saying former treasurer Peter Costello’s request for three children per family – “one for mum, one for dad and one for the country” – was too single-minded. He thinks this debate should be “reopened as part of a second ecological revolution.” I missed the first–dang it–sequels are never any good when you miss the original.
I have 3 kids so I guess I’d be subject to this tax if I was there. But really this is a sexist move on the part of Austrailia–everyone knows that boys emit WAY more carbon than girls so it is not fair for girls to be assessed the same tax. Although, girls do spend a lot more on personal grooming devices and creams etc… that may impact the environment.
Since I was suspicious of this article I thought it best to find the other authors and see why they might be so biased.
Here is Gary Eggers:
He has spent 29 years with Gearhart Chevrolet. Founded by Frank C. Gearhart in 1929, Gearhart is one of America’s longest-established dealerships. It is located in Denville, New Jersey. I find it odd that a car dealer from Jersey would also be the director of the NSW Centre for Health Promotion and Research–but I’m betting the real Garry Eggers is as qualified as this fine man here to handle such a post.
Since this is likely NOT the actual Garry Eggers from Austrailia I kept looking…Finally I found him–it was hard because he is kind of camera shy but here he is the Director himself:
He was quoted as saying, “Two babies is plenty, it is impossible to imagine someone having 3 babies, each worthy of citizenship in Austrailia. After all, we invented the boomerrang!”
-Let me make a suggestion–I’ll give each contributor to the article cited above $5000 if they turn in their respective licenses and shut up for the rest of their natural lives. That should reduce carbon emissions so much that every tree in Austrailia will die.