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Old 06-20-2016, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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In England they had at one time a Sunlight tax so people boarded up their windows.

That's not far down the road.

It was called the Window Tax, and it did tremendous harm as peasants struggled with disease in their stuffy, smoke-filled, windowless hovels while the rich simply paid the tax and raised their rents to cover it.


In Philly they are once again taxing the poor. Rich people drink bottled water, not soda.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:56 AM
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Location: Charleston, SC
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It says they're taxing diet soda too. The major complaint I've heard about diet soda is that people think they're being good drinking it, so they think they can get away with eating more junk food.

So, I think in order for it to be fair, they should put a surtax on all diet foods and drinks. If someone feels virtuous drinking diet soda, then they will feel just as virtuous choosing to drink water or unsweetened tea or coffee. So tax them all. Otherwise, this is just ridiculous.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/p...045527953.html
I would imagine that they already had a tax on beverages, I bet every gas station, McDonald's, grocery store, etc etc that sells cokes is already paying taxes on their purchase (and resale) of those beverages, and I bet that every individual that purchases said beverages is also paying tax. Would someone who lives up there chime in on how taxes are charged? Down here we have a state tax that basically covers all items except for grocery items. Sodas fall into the taxed categories.
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I have heard that close to 450,000 people a year die of Obesity while less than 9,500 die from gun related injuries. I have often wondered why the good people within the Government have not placed more emphasis on obesity and went after guns. LOL
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:50 PM
 
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In Philadelphia "pop" is called "soda".
Huh?


So...what do they call a "soda?"
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:55 PM
 
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Huh?


So...what do they call a "soda?"
What you described as a "soda", I'd call a "float".

(ex-NYer here)
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:19 PM
 
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What you described as a "soda", I'd call a "float".

(ex-NYer here)
Yes, here in the west we call it a float also.
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:35 PM
 
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I'm sure government at all levels is watching. Revenue-hungry agencies have only had cigarette taxes as a safe tax to raise, but with the number of smokers dropping every year, not a reliable source. A lot more drink soda.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:24 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Multiple studies have shown organic fruits and vegetables with pesticide residue, synthetic or "natural" approaching that of conventional produce levels.

Forbes Welcome
I will certainly look into this; however, several of your source materials in the link are tied to agribusiness, for example the Agricultural Marketing Service.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:19 PM
 
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Huh?


So...what do they call a "soda?"
Floats.

Wasn't the original name of some carbonated soft drinks, "soda pop"? One part of the country shortened it to "soda" the other to "pop".
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:29 AM
 
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Floats.

Wasn't the original name of some carbonated soft drinks, "soda pop"? One part of the country shortened it to "soda" the other to "pop".
Yup. I was going to point out the same thing. I was raised in the west and it was always soda to me, but my mom ( from Ohio ) called it pop.
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