Andrew Yang: I’ll cut beef consumption by making it more expensive — Video

While participating in a town hall event on MSNBC Thursday, Democrat White House hopeful Andrew Yang said he would cut beef consumption by making it more expensive.  Why, one might ask.  Simple — to stop so-called “climate change.”  That’s right — Yang thinks he can save the planet by making meat too expensive for Americans to buy.

“Realistically, the only way to curb expansion and reduce the environmental impact of the cattle industry is to reduce demand, what policy adjustments would you make to reduce demand,” one questioner asked.

“Cattle is very energy-consuming and energy-expensive,” Yang said. “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 admitted it would be difficult for the government to dictate diets, so he suggested cattle producers “internalize the cost of emissions” to make meat more expensive.

“So then, what that would naturally do, and some people are going to hate this, but it would probably make those products more expensive,” he explained. “And that is appropriate, because there is a cost to producing food in that way. And so if you were to make it more expensive, then you would end up changing consumption patterns.”

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It’s scary to think that Democrats think they can “save the planet” by making meat so expensive Americans can’t buy it.  Of course, only the “proles” won’t be able to buy beef.  Elites like Yang will still be able to afford it.

Yang isn’t the only Democrat to target meat, as we and others reported.  Cory Booker, for example, said the planet simply can’t sustain people eating meat.  Kamala Harris has also talked about incentives to reduce meat consumption:

Kamala Harris: I think that the point that you’re raising in a broader context is that a nation we absolutely have to have a real priority at the highest level of government around what we eat and in terms of healthy eating because we have a problem in America… The answer is yes. Let me say the balance that we have to strike here frankly is what government can and should do about creating incentives and then banning certain behaviors. Just to be very honest with you, I love cheeseburgers from time to time, I just do and there has to be also what we do in terms of creating incentives that we’ll eat in a healthy way and that we will encourage moderation and that we will be educated about the effect of our eating habits on our environment.

Yang, by the way, has also said he supports a “buyback” of cars.  Not only does he want us without transportation, he wants to starve us.  This, by the way, is the modern Democrat Party.


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