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Originally posted by BigBruddah
Originally posted by neo96
The "ban" doesn't apply to "diet" sodas which taste rather nasty in my opinion. Wait and see New York will face tax revenue loss from this "briliiant plan of action to combat obesity".
Very interesting that it doesn't include diet soda... Do they want everyone getting cancer from coke zero or are they just getting something from coca cola for pushing the sale of it?
Originally posted by Mahree
First "they" went after the smokers...for health reasons.
Now "they" are aiming at large sugar sodas...for health reasons.
Does anyone see a pattern in this?
Originally posted by flice
I dont know why you are trying to defend the sale of soda products... Even by saying thats it has always been here.. Duuh. That doesnt mean its a safe product....
You need to educate yourself a bit regarding health and foods since this move by new york is a move based on public health rather than trying to take something away from you.
Originally posted by fliceHere in Denmark we finally got tax on fat and sugar meaning that the foods or should we cal them snack became more expensive to buy than PROPER food. Excellent move since obesecity has become a public western issue. If you obese... I would go as far as saying youre a liability to society and need to be under administtration... Price and amounts on BAD products like soda and whatnot is a step in the right direction.
The problem, employers and economists believe, has a lot to do with the 63 percent marginal tax rate paid by top earners in Denmark - a level that hits anyone making more than 360,000 Danish kroner, or about $70,000. That same tax rate underpins such effective income redistribution that Denmark is the most nearly equal society in the world, in that wealth is more evenly spread than anywhere else.
Danish value added tax (VAT) is levied at a standard rate of 25% of the sale price of most goods and services and the legislation generally follows EC Directives. No graduated rates exist.
Originally posted by Golf66
Since our Lord and Savior EurO’bama has shoved his European style healthcare down our throats if it passes legal muster we too will have the government managing our food intake because as our health care provider they would have justification. 70% of American’s don’t want it that way – why? We like freedom, even if it is the freedom to be fat, and make bad choices.
Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
Even though the sentiment is blaming this on government control of your lives, the fact of the matter here is most people in the US are Idiots when it comes to their health. And in some cases like this they need direction. Maybe there should be a law that is passed to not allow anyone whom is an addict to such sugary drinks, alcoholic drinks, and a smoker, to obtain any type of health insurance. People feel they can do what ever they want with disregard to their health then expect the government to take care of them when they cant breath, or get diabetes. But have a problem when government tries to curb their bad habits.. what a joke
Originally posted by neo96
100 years anyone ever died from it?
A New Zealand mother of eight has died after drinking 10 liters of Coca-Cola a day, a coroner's investigation heard.
Natasha Harris, 30, suffered a cardiac arrest that her partner believes was brought on by her massive soft drink intake.
Pathologist Dr. Dan Mornin told the court it was likely Harris had severe hypokalemia -- a lack of potassium in the blood -- brought on by her excessive consumption of soda.
He said she died from cardiac arrhythmia, and that her soft drink habit, along with poor nutrition and too much caffeine, contributed to her death
New York Alcohol Tax
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Originally posted by sonnny1
Originally posted by QQXXw
. I support mayor Bloomberg on this 100% and its about time other politicians stopped thinking about money and revenue and started to think about the health of the citizens they serve.
Then you support this..........Which I dont.
Totalitarianism (or totalitarian rule) is a political system where the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible
I should point out that in Canada we have a publicly funded health care system like the one you're describing, and the government doesn't stick its nose in our lifestyle choices. We can eat whatever we want, or even drink and smoke as much as we want and they can't do a god damn thing about it.
B.C., New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and P.E.I. have all launched suits against the makers of cigarettes, based on the premise people are idiots and tobacco firms conniving profiteers. And now, Premier Alison Redford’s government has hooked Alberta’s carriage to the same gravy train — with $10 billion the amount being sought in our province’s lawsuit against the dastardly tobacco pushers.