Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at rally in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
Perpetual presidential candidate Bernie Sanders continues his “Gimme” tour with more and more promises to steal from the poor to give to the rich.
This week, Bernie met Britta. Britta is concerned about climate change, in particular you nasty, vile carnivores out there. Britta used her one opportunity to quiz a presidential candidate to ask about…meat.
“Okay. Okay. One second while I get my question. Okay, so as you probably know, animal agriculture is to blame for the majority of climate change and is the leading cause of deforestation, water and air pollution, and biodiversity loss. With that being known, what do you plan on doing to ensure that Americans limit their consumption of animal products?”
“Climate change is the leading cause of every bad thing on the earth” is one hell of a “You probably already know”, Britta. Got any facts to back that up or are we just making assumptions? Because, as the great Samuel L. Jackson once uttered on film, “Never make assumptions. They only end up making an ass out of ‘u’ and ‘mption'”.
But Britta doesn’t stop there. She goes on to cite Germany as a shining example of who we should want to be like.
“Second part, Germany has imposed a meat tax in hopes of limiting this consumption. What are your plans to stop these large corporations from further usurping natural resources and polluting the planet?”
You may be completely shocked to learn that Bernie Sanders responded by affirming that indeed, America needs to be more like the nation that brought us Hitler, the Holocaust and the VW Bug (only one of those things is good, by the way. In case you needed some clarity).
Sanders did not say outright that a meat tax is an official policy of his platform, but he did give it the old politician shine, indicating that he would support such a notion and that also he’s interested in “helping” farmers become more “aggressive” about combatting climate change.
Yes, I’m sure farmers will be very excited for your “help” which will be tantamount to them giving up their land, their livestock and their livelihood, effectively causing a nationwide famine but hey…socialists got to socialist.
“Thank you for the question and it’s a good question. All I can say is, if we believe, as I do and you do, that climate change is real, we’re going to have to tackle it in every single area, including agriculture. Okay? And in fact, one of the things we want to do with our farmers out there is help them become more aggressive and able to help us combat climate change rather than contribute to it. So we will certainly — you’re right, we’ve got to look at agriculture, we’ve got to look at every cause of the crisis that we face.”
No word yet on if Sanders will be getting equally “aggressive” with his own multiple vacation properties.