A Democratic lawmaker in New Mexico wants to tax televisions and video games to raise funds to fight childhood obesity and improve education in the state, officials said Friday.
Since when did it become the job of the state to raise children? Granted, Hillary Clinton thinks so, but in the end, unless you want the government telling you how to do everything, it remains the responsibility of the parents to ensure their kids get outside and play.
“Leave No Child Inside” — a play on the federal education initiative “No Child Left Behind” — is backed by grassroots environmental group, the Sierra Club.
Ah, now this explains it. Does the Sierra Club stand to profit from these taxes? Yes it does. And will they, in turn, vote en masse for the lawmaker who helped line their wallets with tax dollars? You bet they will.
The only way to eradicate this behavior is to eliminate the power of special interest groups. And the only way to do that is to make politics a civic duty again, and not a career.
Congressional term limits anyone?