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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Government money should not be used to buy junk food. Also, there needs to be more regulations in general. I don't like government intrusion where it's not necessary, but look at the facts... there is an obesity epidemic. If it were a viral epidemic, there would be all sorts of mandatory procedures put into place to try and stop it; but because it's obesity, something gradual and not instantly life threatening, people are against certain controls.

    Stopping the sugary products is only one side of the problem. Obesity represents malnourishment. The body is lacking essential nutrients and so it goes into survival mode, which involves hording calories. Too many people are eating high calorie, nutrient poor foods.

    The use of high fructose corn syrup in virtually everything seriously needs regulation. The sugar industry has had way too much of an influence on government policy and now we are seeing serious health effects.
    While you're at it, why not make it illegal for stamp collectors to eat fried food.

    I have a better idea. Cut the benefits. That way they can't afford to buy cokes, because there's nothing left over after buying food and **** paper.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, while we're worried about people buying sody-pops with their welfare money, people are taking cruises with welfare money and it's all good.
    Huh? Cruises? If that is actually a problem anywhere other than in your imagination, then of course it should be banned as well. But maybe you can post something on the subject of THIS thread.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Makes sense to me. If the government is going to be paying for someone's meals via food stamps, they shouldn't pay for crap with no nutritional value that's just going to cost even more later on, in terms of health care.
    Crap is cheaper. Just saying . . . .

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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Crap is cheaper. Just saying . . . .
    Not THAT much cheaper. You can get healthy food for almost the same price as unhealthy food. And the unhealthy stuff is a lot more expensive once you factor in the diabetes and heart attack.

    This is especially true in the case of soda, where the most obvious healthy substitute - water - is virtually free.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Crap is cheaper. Just saying . . . .
    But it's not. Soda is far more expensive than water.

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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    I support the idea that food stamps shouldn't be used for buying soda, cigarettes, alchohol, etc......Its public money. I know it goes against the grain of most other budgetary policy, but public money shouldn't be wasted.

    Obesity in this country isn't about malnourishment, its about over consumption and an increasing sedentary lifestyle. HFCS is not going to give anybody diabetes if its not over consumed and people stay active. Sugar/sodium won't have the negative benefits if people are properly hydrated and staying active. Blah, blah, blah on and on people try to blame food industries(because attacking industry, rather than behavior is how some people think) for the fact that lazy people over consume their foods, which is something they have no control over.
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Not THAT much cheaper. You can get healthy food for almost the same price as unhealthy food. And the unhealthy stuff is a lot more expensive once you factor in the diabetes and heart attack.
    What do stamp collectors care? They're not expecting to have to pay for their own medical treatment. That's free, too. It's what the do-gooders have created. Ya'll wanted 100% dependency, you got it.

    This is especially true in the case of soda, where the most obvious healthy substitute - water - is virtually free.
    When's the last time you bought a bottle of water at the store?
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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    But it's not. Soda is far more expensive than water.
    Not so sure. Not sure how safe tap water is, and bottled water isn't always cheaper. Juice is more expensive. So is milk in most places. I can get some soda really cheap.

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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not so sure. Not sure how safe tap water is, and bottled water isn't always cheaper. Juice is more expensive. So is milk in most places. I can get some soda really cheap.
    A Brita filtered pitcher is pretty cheap.

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    Re: Soda Is Target of New Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    A Brita filtered pitcher is pretty cheap.
    not a food item.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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