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  1. #1 Germany Mulls ‘Meat Tax’ to Combat Climate Change 
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democratic party (CDU) has supported plans to raise meat prices to fight climate change.

    The meat tax, initially proposed by the Social Democrats (SPD) and the Green Party, will sharply increase the prices of meat products by raising the tax rate from the current rate of 7 percent to 19 percent.

    High prices will reduce carbon emissions by forcing Germans to cut on their meat consumption, top lawmakers believe. The move backed by German Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner is part of a broader green agenda to fight climate change. Last month, the country’s Environment Minister Svenja Schulze proposed a carbon tax on German household to cut emissions.

    The meat tax will hit poor German households the hardest. “More expensive meat might, in theory, reduce those numbers as some people cut their consumption to save money,” Reuters news agency concluded.

    The radical proposal comes at a time when poverty is at its highest since the unification of Germany in 1990. Over 15 million Germans, roughly 20 percent of the population, “aren’t earning enough to pay their bills or adequately heat their homes,” a 2018 government study showed

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    Saw that. All the Germans I’ve ever known would be thoroughly trouncing whoever thought it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Saw that. All the Germans I’ve ever known would be thoroughly trouncing whoever thought it up.
    I know right? This has to be the wurst idea ever.

    Sorry, just couldn't resist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    I know right? This has to be the wurst idea ever.

    Sorry, just couldn't resist.
    Excusable. I’d reply if my brain would work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    I know right? This has to be the wurst idea ever.

    Sorry, just couldn't resist.
    You beat me to it. And you highlighted why this bit of enviro-brilliance will be resisted. When it comes to German food products, one of the first things that would come to most minds is their many varieties of wurst (sauerkraut might be ahead of wurst).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SVPete View Post
    You beat me to it. And you highlighted why this bit of enviro-brilliance will be resisted. When it comes to German food products, one of the first things that would come to most minds is their many varieties of wurst (sauerkraut might be ahead of wurst).
    Damnit Pete. Now I realized I missed a golden opportunity to call Merkel's Christian Democrats a bunch of sauerkrauts to do this to the German people.
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    Where is the revenue raised by this punitive tax going? What are they going to spend the money on to stop so called climate change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    Damnit Pete. Now I realized I missed a golden opportunity to call Merkel's Christian Democrats a bunch of sauerkrauts to do this to the German people.
    My dad used to call my mom (affectionately of course) a "kraut head".

    The German economy has tanked ever since Merkel and crew took over. It's a shame. We can't let the nuts take over our country. The progressives will tax everything in their efforts to totally control us.
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    I can't believe the Germans are
    actually putting up with this
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    Good thing we have plenty of Americans of German descent who can continue to provide us with bratwurst and liverwurst.
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