Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Wait for it to make its way to the US...

The first set of Carbon Neutrality taxes has reared its ugly head already.
But on the oddest of things.


BRUSSELS, April 3 (RIA Novosti) - The government of Belgium's French-speaking region of Wallonia, which has a population of about 4 million, has approved a tax on barbequing, local media reported.

Experts said that between 50 and 100 grams of CO2, a so-called greenhouse gas, is emitted during barbequing. Beginning June 2007, residents of Wallonia will have to pay 20 euros for a grilling session.

The local authorities plan to monitor compliance with the new tax legislation from helicopters, whose thermal sensors will detect burning grills.

Scientists believe CO2 emissions are a major cause of global warming.

Yes ladies and gentleman.
You want to BBQ in Belgium you need to pay a CO2 tax.
Awesome! Wait for it to hit the US in the future. Picture that. No more firing up the BBQ for summer time because you have to pay a tax to EAT!

Tax on breathing to come next.

1 comment:

LRO said...

as Cris Rock would say on "In Living Color!"....
"How much for one rib?"
"Sir, with your CO2 tax on your one rib sir; your total is 15 euros," says the Belgium government BBQ griller.


complete insanity....