posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 10:46 PM
One of the things regarding this might not be as sinister as it appears. Here in Florida things like Citrus Canker can quickly decimate an entire
vital industry. So yes the State will inspect your solitary Orange Tree in your back yard with the same level of concern they would an entire
commercial grove. If you have Citrus Canker on your tree, they are absolutely going to make sure it's cut down and burned right away.
Things like mad cow disease and citrus canker can spread, and potentially infect the food supply rather quickly. They are on gaurd for certain pests
and disease and I can't honestly say that's a bad thing.
Now could such a bill be abused? Probably, yes. Could it lead to perhaps making it more difficult or expensive to grow your own food? Yes. Will they
use it to absolutely prevent people from growing their own food? I highly doubt it.
No politician or party wants to raise Income Taxes so they are always looking for ways to indirectly tax people who do anything out of the ordinary,
do you smoke, do you drink, do you grow food, do you drive a luxury car, do you want to have a yard sale, the list goes on and on. These all become
income opportunities for the government where they can raise additional revenue without actually having to raise income tax.
If you don't drink, if you don't smoke, if you don't grow food, or drive a luxury car, or have a yard sale, you don't care, just the people who
are do. So they typically then find a way to sell it to people who don't do these things by telling them how it's in your best interest that these
people who do these things, pay an extra tax or fee, based on some added safety, security or benefit to you.
The health care bill was not about providing poor Americans healthcare, it was about how the government can profit more off the health care business.
To get some float off that money, to collect some fees, and penalties, to raise money without raising Income Tax.
The government is never going to outlaw things it can make money on. They are just looking to make money.
Nothing to see here, move along, just make sure you pay the nothing to see here entertainment tax first, and the general inquiry tax too.