Just when you thought liberals couldn’t find a new way to tax you, NPR proposes a tax on children.
The new money-making scheme comes from Professor Travis Rieder, who claims that having children is literally immoral. Like any good tax-loving leftist, Rieder’s knee-jerk reaction to something he doesn’t like is to tax it out of existence.
The reason he claims that not having children is a moral imperative might be the most bizarre thing you have ever heard. It’s not to stifle over population or to make sure that our country can adequately care for the children that do exist. Instead, the tax is used as an incentive to force one of liberal America’s favorite policies down our throats whether we like it or not.
America’s left has found a new way to raise our taxes, and it might just be the most bizarre yet.
Should We Be Having Kids In The Age of Climate Change?”
That was the audacious question NPR’s website and All Things Considered radio show asked on Aug. 18, as it promoted a college professor’s “radical” proposal that people need to have fewer children because of the “prospect of climate catastrophe.”
The academic proposed a “carbon tax” on children, to decentivize procreation, in wealthy nations.
NPR correspondent Jennifer Ludden reported that Professor Travis Rieder presented “moral” arguments to James Madison University students, claiming the best way to protect future generations from the threat of climate change is “by not having them.”
Leave it to a liberal professor to suggest that taxing reproduction will help stop global warming. In an era in which the left is torn between raising taxes on the middle class and regulating the environment, this proposal shockingly manages to do both.
Source: News Busters