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    Re: CDC Chief: Soda Tax Could Combat Obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Doesn't bother me either. I rarely drink pop.

    I think they should do alot more to make fatty junk food more expensive and healthier food more affordable.
    I would rather everyone have the freedom to consume what they want. I always seem to err on the side of freedom, for some reason.
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    Re: CDC Chief: Soda Tax Could Combat Obesity

    Eliminate HFCS and we'll be much better off. HFCS is more dangerous than we realize, however our corn industry is vital to our Agricultural identity.
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    Re: CDC Chief: Soda Tax Could Combat Obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Now if only there were a universal health care system for those taxes to go back into to balance costs, this kind of taxation would make sense.

    Better yet, let's stop letting the sugar industry block legislation that limits the amount of sugar added to virtually ALL products. I highly recommend the documentary "Big Sugar" to explain the history of sugar in the United States.

    The sugar industry is one of the most corrupt, meddling organizations in America. They have pushed their dollars in congress so hard that sugar is now added to virtually everything, even things that don't make sense. Seriously, check the ingredients on even the most unsuspected products, and you'll find sugar is one of the top ones.

    Yeah, let's unemploy all those folks, too. That's a great idea.
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    Re: CDC Chief: Soda Tax Could Combat Obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I would rather everyone have the freedom to consume what they want. I always seem to err on the side of freedom, for some reason.
    They are still free to eat whatever junk they want to, just have to pay alittle more to do it. It's not a ban, it's a tax. Do you not know the difference?
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    Re: CDC Chief: Soda Tax Could Combat Obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    They are still free to eat whatever junk they want to, just have to pay alittle more to do it. It's not a ban, it's a tax. Do you not know the difference?
    You do realize the American Revolution was started by a tax on tea right? Why would we want to go back to arbitrary and excessive taxation like that again? I say anyone in government that wants more taxes for these types of reasons should be tarred and feathered in classic fashion.
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    Re: CDC Chief: Soda Tax Could Combat Obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    They are still free to eat whatever junk they want to, just have to pay alittle more to do it. It's not a ban, it's a tax. Do you not know the difference?
    It's a punitive tax. You do know what punitive means?
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    Re: CDC Chief: Soda Tax Could Combat Obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's a punitive tax. You do know what punitive means?
    There are plenty of those.

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    Re: CDC Chief: Soda Tax Could Combat Obesity

    I drink soda daily and I'm fine with a 3 cent tax. I would disagree that it will have much of a health impact because the tax alone won't deter folks from drinking it. IMO.

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    Re: CDC Chief: Soda Tax Could Combat Obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by tumbleweed View Post
    I drink soda daily and I'm fine with a 3 cent tax. I would disagree that it will have much of a health impact because the tax alone won't deter folks from drinking it. IMO.

    I drink beer daily and I pay a sin tax on it.

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    Re: CDC Chief: Soda Tax Could Combat Obesity

    Does this Soda tax include Diet Sodas?
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