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Originally posted by Asherah
Originally posted by Orion65
Originally posted by seabisquit
There should only be a tax on diet soda since it contains the poison aspartame , illegally introduced by FDA buddy of Rumsfeld in the late 1980's. Tax gum for the same reason.
Don't worry about Rummy; he's got a new gig with Tamiflu and the new vaccines.
I know, it ticks me off that I can't even buy a package of Juicy Fruit without ingesting Aspartame. And that's not even a diet gum, so WTH? It's pathetic that I have to go to the specialty store to buy gum from another country to avoid buying a gum with phenylalanine. I used to love Juicy Fruit, dang it.
Just about everything has aspartame snuck into it. Went to get some Benadryl melt away tablets for my kid and was reading the label after I got home and saw that aspartame is in it! A child's medication..... loaded with poison.
If I am to pay for your health care you better take care of yourself and what you put in your body.
Originally posted by noah1111
If this is the case, I say lets also go for a "Stupidity Tax", since there seems to be a whole lot of that going around.
Here in Cali we had the whole mess with balancing the budget. Liberals like me wanted to keep the social programs functioning including keeping cuts to the public education down to a minimal by raising taxes slightly on the people that earn more money than the average Joe while conservatives wanted to cut spending on social programs (including education) because allowing the taxation of their most influential constituents would have been political suicide. The problem wasn't so much balancing the budget...it was coming up with enough funds to keep California running like business as usual.
Originally posted by marg6043
Well taking into consideration that soda like cigarettes are life style choices that can affect health I have not problem with a sin tax.
I don't drink sodas and neither smoke cigarettes, I am all for it.