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    This is just the beignning folks. As soon as "we" supported the cigaratte tax, we left ourselves open. Enjoy, peeps. Funny thing, it's probably the poorer Americans who smoke more butts and drink the most soda. And we want to legalize dope? Ha! Imagine the tax on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Giraffe View Post
    The Federal Government is going bankrupt and they intend to squeeze the productive class of Americans. The only way to fight this is to cease being productive. We cannot defeat liberals politically. Our only hope is to quicken the bankruptcy of the federal government and produce primarily for our own needs.
    This sounds completely off the wall, but if you can find a copy of Kate Wilhelm and Theodore Thomas's [ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_adv_b/?search-alias=stripbooks&unfiltered=1&field-keywords=&field-author=Kate+Wilhelm&field-title=The+Clone&field-isbn=&field-publisher=&node=&url=&field-feature_browse-bin=&field-binding_browse-bin=&field-subject=&field-language=&field-dateop=&field-datemod=&field-dateyear=&sort=relevancerank&Adv-Srch-Books-Submit.x=25&Adv-Srch-Books-Submit.y=15]The Clone[/ame] you'll see an interesting if unintended allegory of what happens when you starve a voracious monster.

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    Re: Soda Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Legislation needs to target sugar in products, not consumers.
    This is so typical of the ignorance of the lefties.

    All taxes on "products" are paid by the consumers of those products, ergo, the tax is on the consumer.

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    Re: Soda Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by DamnYankee View Post
    I quit smoking about five months ago because I refuse to give anymore tobacco tax to the leftists who don't have the stones to simply outlaw tobacco. They want to suck as much money out of smokers as possible. Now the leftists are starting in on soft drinks and other snacks foods.

    I rarely buy any of that **** so the leftists can kiss my a**. I'm getting extremely tired of the neo-marxists bleeding the American people of their money.
    I didn't quit. After Rick Perry added a dollar a pack tax on cigarettes, I bought a machine that injects tubes with tobacco, and began rolling my own. My cost went down to 47 cents a pack. However, Obama added a 25 dollar tax on each pound of tobacco, so now it costs me $2.06 per pack. I am in the process of purchasing bags of tobacco leaf, which I will then shred myself. It is not as hard to do as you think. Then my cost will go back down to about 90 cents per pack. The best part of smoking your own manufactured cigarettes is that, each time you light up, you are giving Rick Perry and Barack Obama a big, fat middle finger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I didn't quit. After Rick Perry added a dollar a pack tax on cigarettes, I bought a machine that injects tubes with tobacco, and began rolling my own. My cost went down to 47 cents a pack. However, Obama added a 25 dollar tax on each pound of tobacco, so now it costs me $2.06 per pack. I am in the process of purchasing bags of tobacco leaf, which I will then shred myself. It is not as hard to do as you think. Then my cost will go back down to about 90 cents per pack. The best part of smoking your own manufactured cigarettes is that, each time you light up, you are giving Rick Perry and Barack Obama a big, fat middle finger.
    Three cheers for rolling your own!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    This is so typical of the ignorance of the lefties.

    All taxes on "products" are paid by the consumers of those products, ergo, the tax is on the consumer.

    How dismissive and presumptive of you. If read properly, it's clear that the original statement made was referring to how sugar needs to be addressed IN the products themselves. I read nothing signifying a lack of intelligence...at least not by Orius.

    To make it even clearer for you, legislation should be put in place that would limit/regulate the amount of sugar/high fructose corn syrup permissible in foods and beverages.

    Perhaps if you slow down and read the posts they'll make more sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjyoung View Post
    How dismissive and presumptive of you. If read properly, it's clear that the original statement made was referring to how sugar needs to be addressed IN the products themselves. I read nothing signifying a lack of intelligence...at least not by Orius.
    His ignorance isn't necessarily dependent upon his intelligence.

    Quote Originally Posted by kjyoung View Post
    To make it even clearer for you, legislation should be put in place that would limit/regulate the amount of sugar/high fructose corn syrup permissible in foods and beverages.
    Why?

    What business is it of yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Why?

    What business is it of yours?
    Hmmm, let me see...

    1. Public Forum
    2. Free Speech
    3. My own opinion and ability to voice it
    4. Dislike/distaste for mouthy conservatives who point fingers and label others at every possible opportunity.
    5. Felt like responding

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjyoung View Post
    Hmmm, let me see...

    1. Public Forum
    2. Free Speech
    3. My own opinion and ability to voice it
    4. Dislike/distaste for mouthy conservatives who point fingers and label others at every possible opportunity.
    5. Felt like responding

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    Uhhh, no, that's not what I meant. Anyone can make in idiotic comment on the net. I mean, there's no law against Lefties posting.

    What business is it of yours that some beverage firms use more or less sugar and corn syrup than others, and where would the government derive the authority to interfere?

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    Re: Soda Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by kjyoung View Post
    legislation should be put in place that would limit/regulate the amount of sugar/high fructose corn syrup permissible in foods and beverages.

    -k
    Why? Shouldn't it be up to the people to decide (by either supporting and buying the product or not supporting and not buying) said product if they feel there is too much corn syrup in it?

    Do you feel the government knows best?

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