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Old 06-17-2016, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Kaliforneea
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Just as a allied datapoint, the Navajo indians already have a similar dealeo:


"The Healthy Diné Nation Act of 2014, signed into law by Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly last November, mandates a 2 percent sales tax on pastries, chips, soda, desserts, fried foods, sweetened beverages, and other products with “minimal-to-no-nutritional value” sold within the borders of the nation’s largest reservation."

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Old 06-17-2016, 03:54 AM
 
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I don't drink soda, so I'm good.
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Northeastern U.S.
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I would fight that with every breath I have. It's damn hard enough to find healthy low-calorie foods at reasonable prices. Most low-calorie versions of brands often cost more, and it's not right. I have been drinking Diet Coke for years, and I'll be damned if I will pay more for it than the non-diet version.

Non-concentrate orange juice has more sugar in it than Diet Coke or other diet sodas. I don't understand why they're taxing just soft drinks and not Twinkies, candy, ice cream, fried chicken, pizza, any beverage other than water. Taxing diet soda is ridiculous.
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Northeastern U.S.
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Just as a allied datapoint, the Navajo indians already have a similar dealeo:


"The Healthy Diné Nation Act of 2014, signed into law by Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly last November, mandates a 2 percent sales tax on pastries, chips, soda, desserts, fried foods, sweetened beverages, and other products with “minimal-to-no-nutritional value” sold within the borders of the nation’s largest reservation."

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Almonds and walnuts have substantial nutritional value, but if one eats 20 handfuls instead of one or two handfuls, they become fattening. Should almonds and walnuts be taxed; or more time be devoted to nutritional education of the Navajo Nation's (and other, non-native American, children) kids?
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:35 AM
 
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Very revealing about where governments are headed. Are potato chips, pretzels and snacks next? How about candy, cakes and cookies? Donuts, ice cream, sherbet, Italian Ice? fast food? Bags of sugar and its substitutes. Will grandma be arrested for baking her pies? Fruits and juices? Red meat...hamburgers/hot dogs? ... these items in restaurants? The list of what could be next is infinite...

This is just another step in the control of big government, theft of citizens freedom and money. The potential for abuse is infinite.

Be afraid, very afraid... Wake up.
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:50 AM
 
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That is very unfair! There are many unhealthy stuff out there, why soda?!
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:59 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Did you see the Mayor in the video? It has zero to do with being healthy.

It's all about the money. They might as well make it effective for all junk food.
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Old 06-17-2016, 06:15 AM
 
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To all those anti-smoking fools who supported the tobacco tax, I say welcome to the smoker's world. They alerted you. They repeatedly ran the warning bell, but you listened not. They warned that once you gave our government the power to tax a legal product beyond the consumer's reach, they'd come after you. Smoker's predicted that sugar would be next on the government's hit list.

Well,.... they're here! Say goodbye to your precious soda pop unless you want to chose between it and paying the rent. Karma always comes around.
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:43 AM
 
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To all those anti-smoking fools who supported the tobacco tax, I say welcome to the smoker's world. They alerted you. They repeatedly ran the warning bell, but you listened not. They warned that once you gave our government the power to tax a legal product beyond the consumer's reach, they'd come after you. Smoker's predicted that sugar would be next on the government's hit list.

Well,.... they're here! Say goodbye to your precious soda pop unless you want to chose between it and paying the rent. Karma always comes around.
quoted for when caffeine needs a prescription or gets a luxury tax.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Denver and Boston
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Did you see the Mayor in the video? It has zero to do with being healthy.

It's all about the money. They might as well make it effective for all junk food.
lol at him setting health policy. He is fat blob!

The only people that should be dieticians or make health policy are people in good shape over the age of 45
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