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Obama Open to 'Sin Tax' on Soda

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posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 08:17 PM
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Sin tax eh?..Since when is soda,also known by the name of pop, a sin? If these jokers want to tax services or goods that are not so good for society, then why don't they start with a tax on pornograhy? It serves little purpose except for some lonely people to diddle themselves to, and it has been shown to have a bad effect, especially with the so called "talent". From there move onto to an extra 50% tax on strippers ' and porn actresses ' wages, as well as a tax on all business done inside strip joints and and the purchase of any pornography.




posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 08:19 PM
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Oh so soda will be the new cigarettes, charge taxes on them for the health sake of the people or is it about easy money to be made off the people? Hmm, interesting!



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 08:20 PM
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A tax on the internet will be forthcoming...



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 08:24 PM
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Drinking soda doesn't equate with being fat. That's an urban legend, or urban lie. Just like the claim that people who eat Macdonalds, Wendy, etc are fat people....

Some Europeans also love to make this sort of claims, yet as i remember from living 9 years+ in Europe, there are as many Mcdonalds, Wendys, etc in Europe as in the U.S....

[edit on 9-9-2009 by ElectricUniverse]



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 08:26 PM
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I'm torn on this one. On one hand, you hear about the fact that all of these corporations are slowly poisoning us with their chemically laden products. Yet, at the same time, the actions of the government, especially over the last several years, makes it very difficult to put your trust in them.

If the extra ten cents per can or whatever it is was put towards health care improvements, it certainly wouldn't be that bad of an idea. Especially when you consider the fact that the health of many people throughout the developed world is declining. Diabetes, obesity, cancer, and heart disease is at an all time high.

I suppose we need to ask ourselves whether or not this implementation is for the betterment of American society, or whether or not it is nothing more than another tax grab?

It is difficult for me to determine. Especially in a time of great confusion.

Who do you trust? Who can you trust?



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 08:30 PM
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Guys that was a parody (all be it poorly) of a very famous work describing the atrocities of WWII and why the German people never stopped it themselves.
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posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 08:36 PM
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Is the US in competition with Britain and Denmark trying to be the most taxed people? Why else a "sin" tax for soda? Where will the "sin taxes" end? It will only escalate to obscene ridiculousness.



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 08:37 PM
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yup.

It was a slow, dark march.

Remind you of anything?




posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 08:38 PM
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We'll be getting a VAT next...



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 08:49 PM
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It reminds me of only two things: the opening of Army of Darkness and I am pretty sure that was not in Ash's recap monologue and Conan as he was taken to the wheel as a child, but it has been far too long and not sure if that was part of that opening monologue either.


I am sure both of those are wrong, but it has been a long day and my mind is not running full bore at the moment.

[edit on 9-9-2009 by Ahabstar]



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 08:56 PM
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Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler

It starts out at just .5 cents, millions and millions of times a day. Then it's .10 cents, and then .25, and then 1.00.

It's just another illegal tax from a Federal Government never given the legal power to tax except in time of war so it wouldn't grow to be the all intrusive powerful and invasive thing that can tax you on every little thing you do and regulate every little thing you do and attempt to try to control every little thing you do.


Then they already got us on the soda tax. They've got two little wars going on, remember? You know, the war on terror, or was it the war on man made disasters... Whatever the kids are calling it these days, these ain't ending anytime soon.

So be grateful that they haven't stuck an oxygen sensor somewhere in us all and humans don't have to pass carbon emission test at the DMV.

Watch this idea get proposed at the next town hall meeting as the panacea that will save the earth.



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 10:07 PM
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Originally posted by Chai_An
Is the US in competition with Britain and Denmark trying to be the most taxed people? Why else a "sin" tax for soda? Where will the "sin taxes" end? It will only escalate to obscene ridiculousness.


I think we are winning here in the United States when it comes to this!

We will officially have won when British Rock Stars move back to England...

What they have already moved back to England!

Yeah we win, we are the most heavily taxed nation and padding our lead.

I love you Barack Hussein Obama you made us Number 1 again!



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 10:09 PM
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If its a sin to drink soda, than what about this tax on bottled water? Is it a sin to drink that? In Michigan they are going to pass a law that taxes bottled water. I think that is crazy! They should make soda with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup , and it would make it a little less of an obese causing liquid. How about they tax butter, as well!



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 10:14 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower


Something that by all means is a form of poison when you look at it. Why not pay an extra 5 cents a can if it means more revenue?

It's a very small tax if it's only in the 5 to 10 cent range.~Keeper


The Problem is this: That is how it starts just a "little" tax- then a little more and more and more...Look at Cigerettes. Now I do not smoke-but I enjoy an occasional coke. How about a Cookie Tax, Ice Cream Tax, Bread Tax... Taxes are already out of control. The Government needs to make due with what it apready has.



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 10:17 PM
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people still drink soda?
I didnt think many people drank that stuff these days.



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 10:23 PM
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Originally posted by Ziltoid_the_Omniscient
people still drink soda?
I didnt think many people drank that stuff these days.


I still drink soda though the cost of it has been steadily rising in the past year. Taxing it further is just plain wrong!

Just say no to taxes!



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 10:26 PM
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Although numbers are numbers, I can say, for myself at least, that I drink so much soda and I am not fat at all. I am not even athletic! In fact, I should gain weight!



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 10:32 PM
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Yes...look how good taxes on cigarettes and every other "sin product" has worked.

Do they really want me to quit drinking pop (yes, that is what I call it)? I barely drink enough as is, and something like this would only help my effort.

He will not raise anyone's taxes...but just raise taxes on everything they do.



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 10:46 PM
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Originally posted by AnonymousMoose
Will they tax diet sodas?

Time to start brewing our own...anybody have the recipe to make Pepsi?


I have an old fashioned Root Beer recipe, and some great Ice Cream recipes but alas I have no Cola recipes.

The government should not ever mess with a man's soda. This is just plain wrong!



posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 11:07 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
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Thanks BH,

Now for you erasurehead, you can not be more wrong, obviously you have not been around my post and thread a lot a "government butt kisser I am not.



But taking into consideration that now we may have a new health care reform that will force us into paying for insurance premiums regarless what we want or not, you bet your butt that I am going to be for anything that is taxable that has to do with life choices if I have the time to take care of myself and stay away from what is considered unhealthy to my body why can not you too


If I am to pay for your health care you better take care of yourself and what you put in your body.



And that's the major point right there.
The health care hoopla. It won't just be the government that polices our bodies and what we put into them, but others that now feel they have the right to say what others eat, drink.

Where does it end?

I see tax raised on junk, but I don't see the price on healthy foods being lowered to an affordable price to encourage healthy eating. I see prices going higher on EVERYTHING. Pop tax is just one more, and no, I don't drink it either. But I know through simple common sense where this road is leading us. Between health care crappola and Codex arriving shortly, I'd say we're all collectively screwed.



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