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Old 06-22-2016, 11:09 PM
 
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Nanny state style of governing where rich arrogant politicians tell you what to eat and drink. I'm glad I don't live back east where they live under that type of arrogance. I guess people will have to start selling un-taxed soda from the back of a car along with cigarettes and liquor.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:31 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The solution to obesity isn't taxing certain foods, it's stop subsidizing the cost of obesity. Make fat people pay for health insurance and the epidemic is over. It would also help to stop subsidizing corn and wheat and let the market determine food prices. A bag of processed potato chips wouldn't be cheaper than a salad without subsidies.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:54 AM
 
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Nanny state style of governing where rich arrogant politicians tell you what to eat and drink. I'm glad I don't live back east where they live under that type of arrogance. I guess people will have to start selling un-taxed soda from the back of a car along with cigarettes and liquor.
No one has told anybody to stop drinking sugary drinks in Philly and no one will. But, if the law is found constitutional in PA come 1/1/2017 it will cost more.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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A tad off topic but I don't believe that your should be able to buy junk food with your EBT/food stamps.
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Old 06-23-2016, 02:30 PM
 
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The solution to obesity isn't taxing certain foods, it's stop subsidizing the cost of obesity. Make fat people pay for health insurance and the epidemic is over. It would also help to stop subsidizing corn and wheat and let the market determine food prices. A bag of processed potato chips wouldn't be cheaper than a salad without subsidies.
And they are double subsidized because food stamps covers the junk food. If we are going to subsidize, we should be encouraging vegetable growers. Not grains.
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:48 PM
 
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I don't drink soda and I'm not good with it. I'm not good with politicians who think that it is the government's job to control what the people are allowed to eat and drink.
Your showing your ignorance here.
You are still allowed to drink soda.
Nothing has been prohibited.
Certain legal products create additional costs to society and therefore justify additional tax.
Tobacco, gasoline, alcohol etc.
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