Let’s call it the Fart Tax.
You knew it had to happen.
EPA ‘Cow Tax’ Could Charge $175 per Dairy Cow to Curb Greenhouse Gases
That’s right. A state farm bureau has calculated that each cow farts precisely $175 worth of “greenhouse gases” per year.
The New York Farm Bureau assigned a price tag to the cost of greenhouse gas regulation by the EPA in a release last month.
“The tax for dairy cows could be $175 per cow, and $87.50 per head of beef cattle. The tax on hogs would upwards of $20 per hog,” the release said. “Any operation with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 hogs would have to obtain permits.”
Don’t laugh! Next they’ll be hooking your ass up to a meter. (So watch your bean consumption.) And, if you have a big family, you’ll have to get a permit if any of you plan on doing any farting.