I have never understood the fixation so many of our progressive citizens have seemingly had with becoming Europe as seems to be their want. Universal health care? “Europe provides health care for all its citizens!” Paid Sick Leave? ‘all the nations in Europe offer paid sick leave to their workers’; Soda taxes? ‘Europe has them and their people aren’t as obese as Americans!’ Well, brace yourselves because next up could be a significant new tax on meat! Yes, a research team from Oxford is now pushing a hefty tax on meat as a way to force free people to become healthier (even if it kills them?). The researchers submit that a 14% tax on red meat and a 79% levy on processed meat would prevent 6,000 deaths annually in Britain and save the government $1 Billion in health-care costs! Would those 6,000 still be happy with the result if they couldn’t have a thick juicy steak to celebrate? Just a thought . . .