2020 Dem Candidate Says Government Needs to Modify Americans’ Diets to Save the Planet
So many Democrats saying ridiculous things, so little time.
Thursday belonged to soon-to-be-failed 2020 presidential candidate, Andrew Yang.
Like a good Democrat, he wants the government to control everything you do – including what you eat.
Thursday at Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service during MSNBC’s Climate Forum, presidential hopeful Andrew Yang said the government needed to tax the cattle industry to “modify Americans’ diets.”
Yang said, “Cattle is very energy-consuming and energy-expensive, and if you project forward on what we would need to do to reduce emissions, you would want to modify Americans’ diets over time.”
He added, “Now, some of that is happening naturally through education. I do think it’s difficult to regulate diets. So what you would want to do again is you’d want those cattle producers to have to internalize the cost of emissions because if your cattle ends up polluting a lot, which they do, just naturally.”
Yang continued, “So then, what that would naturally do, and some people are going to hate this, but it would probably make those products more expensive. And that is appropriate because there’s a cost to producing food in that way. And so if you were to make it more expensive than you would end up changing consumption patterns over time.”
Yang wants to provide every American with $1,000 a month.
Seem a little illogical?
Let him explain…
Scarborough: “I applaud that. What is the price tag, you’re a numbers guy. What’s the price tag of giving every American $1,000 a month?”
Yang: “Well, we’re spending $1.5 trillion to Americans around the country, but you have to look around us. Who are going to be the big winners from AI and new technologies? The big winners are going to be Amazon, Google, Facebook, Uber.”
Scarborough: “Right. But I’m just — I’m curious because I actually entered politics because I was concerned about the national debt. Do you know actually what the price tag would be paying every American $1,000 a month?”
Yang: “It’s $1.8 trillion past current expenses, but the way you get there, Joe, we all know this, how much did Amazon pay in taxes last year? Zero. Meanwhile, Amazon is sucking up $20 billion in business every year putting 30% of American malls out of business so what we need to do is pass the value added tax that would get the American people a slice of every Amazon transaction, every Google search, every robot truck mile.”
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