Get Ready for a Meat Tax Push | National Review:
"Remember the old saw, “If it moves, tax it?”
Well now, there’s a corollary, “If it once mooed, baaed, clucked, quacked, or gobbled, tax it.”
Yes, here comes the meat tax push–because you know, eating meat to environmentalists and animal rights activists is a terrible sin.
From the Americans for Tax Reform warning (quoting Bloomberg Law): Excise taxes on beef, pork, and chicken could be the next big thing in a state and local tax environment that’s already comfortable with “sin tax” regimes aimed at cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, and gambling and is adapting quickly to special levies on sugar-sweetened beverages, greenhouse gases, and marijuana..."