posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 04:23 PM
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Although I do agree with your logic Friend, you have to admit, this is a very small thing to be up in arms about.
There are many other initiatives that are far more sinister than this one.
If it was a tax something that was actually good for you and that you enjoyed, ok, I would be PO'ed, But it's on SODA.
Something that really should be taken off the market since it accounts for the increase in Diabetes among children and the diet stuff with aspertame?
Don't even get me started.
Your arguments are educational related ones, where the burden should be placed on the corporations that sell them to put disclaimers on their products
and ultimately if the products are unsafe then it's up to the government not to tax people for consuming and using them but to prohibit their sale
and make them illegal.
What you fail to see is that the government just becomes a partner with the so called 'merchants of death' and profits of it as well by further
punishing the very people you want to save.
It's as faulty a notion as preemptive war. You never hear the Military Industrial Complex or their political stooges talking about preemptive peace.
Why? Because there is no profit in peace.
The government is more than empowered and capable through the Surgeon General and the FDA to compell warnings, educational programs, restrict
advertising etc, etc, if saving people is the motive.
This is profiting off of not saving people and their vices.
It is in reality my life to do with what I will as long as I am not hurting others in the process, my glass of soda hurts no one, and the arguments
that the health system has to pay for this ultimately is a ludicrous and selfish one.
Where does it all end, us all living in a mutual ashram numbered instead of named, identically clothed, housed, fed, and appointed?
Think about what you are advocating and then think about just where the line is ever going to be drawn.