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Thread: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Canadians pay quite a bit more for alcohol than Americans. Our alcoholic consumptions are very similar.
    http://www.indiana.edu/~engs/articles/canada.htm
    http://alcoholism.about.com/od/colle...lcas021217.htm

    There is a fair amount of illegal (ie bootleg) alcohol here but not as bad as when they tried to use taxes to get ppl to stop smoking. There was lots of smuggling then, and the associated violence. So to have any effect the taxes have to be high enough to discourage ppl but that level of taxation leads people to find ways to avoid the taxes and creates criminal enterprises.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I didn't know sugar was already higher.
    The government limits the amount of sugar imported into the U.S.
    They do that to support domestic producers, even though foreign producers do it more efficiently and have a better climate to grow it.

    Why do you think that corn syrup is used more often, than real sugar?
    It's partially because of this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Perhaps the price needs to increase until it actually helps correct the obesity epidemic. If this raised the price of crap food, while leaving healthier foods like vegetablkes and oatmeal untouched, I'm completely for it.
    Nah, the problem is people eat to much.
    Crap food or health food, people will still eat too much.
    You can get fat off of healthy food.

    Increasing the general price of food will reverse one of the great gains in the modern era.
    The fact that food, as a percentage of household spending, has plummeted from what it used to be.
    I can't be for that.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    The government limits the amount of sugar imported into the U.S.
    They do that to support domestic producers, even though foreign producers do it more efficiently and have a better climate to grow it.

    Why do you think that corn syrup is used more often, than real sugar?
    It's partially because of this.






    Nah, the problem is people eat to much.
    Crap food or health food, people will still eat too much.
    You can get fat off of healthy food.

    Increasing the general price of food will reverse one of the great gains in the modern era.
    The fact that food, as a percentage of household spending, has plummeted from what it used to be.
    I can't be for that.

    Real sugar isnt the cause of the obesity problem alone.....Id venture its a combination of Sweet drinks...Fat and Highly processed foods that give you nothing but more fat and salt...and LARDARSENESS...the age of aquarius is not the age of parketh thine arse in front of puter and talk about how old and dumb lpast is

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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Real sugar isnt the cause of the obesity problem alone.....Id venture its a combination of Sweet drinks...Fat and Highly processed foods that give you nothing but more fat and salt...and LARDARSENESS...the age of aquarius is not the age of parketh thine arse in front of puter and talk about how old and dumb lpast is
    I believe you hit the nail on the head with the last part there!
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Real sugar isnt the cause of the obesity problem alone.....Id venture its a combination of Sweet drinks...Fat and Highly processed foods that give you nothing but more fat and salt...and LARDARSENESS...the age of aquarius is not the age of parketh thine arse in front of puter and talk about how old and dumb lpast is
    Part of the problem, is purely biological.
    Humans lived for ages, where food was scarce.
    So we are programmed to eat, as much as we can, when we can.

    The second problem, that's good and bad, is that food is plentiful.

    Combine those two things and we get a lot of fat people.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    I believe you hit the nail on the head with the last part there!
    I put it in there just for you too.. I knew you wouldnt understand the rest of the post

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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    I put it in there just for you too.. I knew you wouldnt understand the rest of the post
    Umm did you just double insult me?
    calling me a lardarse and a dimwit!
    I be sad now, think i"ll go cry on my couch eat my last few twinkies and scoff down some dr pepper

    Seriously though good one
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Part of the problem, is purely biological.
    Humans lived for ages, where food was scarce.
    So we are programmed to eat, as much as we can, when we can.

    The second problem, that's good and bad, is that food is plentiful.

    Combine those two things and we get a lot of fat people.


    Boredom plays a part....Harry believe it or not in one generation the entire country changed the way it lives and works and plays.

    Im 64, when I was 14 there were no computers, no copying machines, no electronic typewriters....you WROTE by hand, reasearched in the library and used carbon paper or a mimeograph machine to make copies.
    No video games...after school you changed your clothes and actually WENT OUTSIDE...and played basketball, football..softball...ringalaria, johnnylumplump...You ran around...you moved constantly....there werent all these fatarse kids running around...your parents actually made you EARN any money they gave you...you had to do stuff...

    Today kid comes home from school...stuffs his face with chit while his parents are working...parks his arse in front of the puter...talks dirty to people...looks at porn...and plays video games...then eats dinner and goes back and sits on his arse.....you tell me how they cant be lardarses

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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Boredom plays a part....Harry believe it or not in one generation the entire country changed the way it lives and works and plays.

    Im 64, when I was 14 there were no computers, no copying machines, no electronic typewriters....you WROTE by hand, reasearched in the library and used carbon paper or a mimeograph machine to make copies.
    No video games...after school you changed your clothes and actually WENT OUTSIDE...and played basketball, football..softball...ringalaria, johnnylumplump...You ran around...you moved constantly....there werent all these fatarse kids running around...your parents actually made you EARN any money they gave you...you had to do stuff...

    Today kid comes home from school...stuffs his face with chit while his parents are working...parks his arse in front of the puter...talks dirty to people...looks at porn...and plays video games...then eats dinner and goes back and sits on his arse.....you tell me how they cant be lardarses
    No doubt, lifestyles have changed a lot.
    Maybe I'm old fashioned, but my kids have to do chores to earn their allowance, and they have to do them right or no allowance.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    No doubt, lifestyles have changed a lot.
    Maybe I'm old fashioned, but my kids have to do chores to earn their allowance, and they have to do them right or no allowance.

    Good for you...you would be doing them an injustice by not making them earn their keep...thats whats wrong with the entire attitude today...parents have no time to be parents...so they say...they have lots of excuses for not being parents...and the biggest is we have to work more today...BS...its easier not to be a parent and blame everything and everyone else

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