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Old 06-18-2016, 04:07 PM
Status: "Finally Done With C-D BYE BYE" (set 14 days ago)
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Here's another anti-sugar person looking to control everyone's sweet tooth. Interesting, isn't it, that he supported the tobacco tax.


Live and let live. Freedom to pursue. Privacy. Mind your own business.
All of these are foreign concepts to too many Americans.
It amazes me what people are willing to lay down for nowadays! Same with those that are fine with things like this as long as it's NOT their stuff.
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Old 06-18-2016, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Yep and it is of course in a Pennsylvania city. One heavily taxed state as it is. It wouldn't have an effect on me, since I don't drink pop, but in Pittsburgh there is a special tax on alcohol and that does effect me. Yep, we have an extra 7% tax on booze at bars.
In Philadelphia, we've had a 10% tax on drinks for about twenty years now.
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Old 06-18-2016, 06:08 PM
 
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Politicians are in a hole
Cuz the money's gone that they stole
They're talking taxes
so bring your axes
Enjoy a Coke as their heads roll.





And when you visit the outhouse to leak

Pray double hard that your stream it be weak

For if you froth the water I fear

Uncle Sam will stick another tax in your rear


I'll admit this is a weak post, but it's the best I could do.
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:57 PM
 
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The biggest problem with this tax, IMO, is not that it is another move by the Nanny state, or that it is not being directly funded into obesity-prevention programs. The big problems is that this is a regressive tax: It falls more heavily on the poor than the affluent.

Is that really a problem? The regressive nature of the tax makes it more effective in improving the health of the less affluent.
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Old 06-19-2016, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Steal whatever your neighbor has all in the name of the common good. This is the greed of how progressives think and act. Don't you just love them?
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:26 AM
 
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Steal whatever your neighbor has all in the name of the common good. This is the greed of how progressives think and act. Don't you just love them?
Don't forget "Let's control what the masses eat, drink and smoke because we are more intelligent than all of them. And we'll call it "a tax" so we can defend our position and control over them."
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Hmmm.. May be time to get out a Uhaul trailer and start smuggling in 12 packs from NJ and selling them in a clandestine-type system on the streets of Philly.
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:56 AM
 
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How is it that the people of this city do not get to vote in these types of taxes?

I am so tired of govt deciding without the residents voice being heard. Put it on website, have them vote there.

Once a tax is started, it increases. It doesn't go away..

Philly is a tourist trap so I am sure they are counting on all the non residents to fund the pockets of the politicians.
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:28 AM
 
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How is it that the people of this city do not get to vote in these types of taxes?

I am so tired of govt deciding without the residents voice being heard. Put it on website, have them vote there.

Once a tax is started, it increases. It doesn't go away..

Philly is a tourist trap so I am sure they are counting on all the non residents to fund the pockets of the politicians.
Evidently the meaning of "republic" is lost or unknown to you. Yes, while power is vested in the people, the people, in turn, exercise their power through elected representatives.

Voting citizens of Phila elected officials who voted for the soda tax ,and afaik, most Philadelphians are in favor of this tax. So that majority's voices were, indeed, heard.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:32 AM
 
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I would be fine with it of the money went towards paying for research for diabetes or some other health care issue. The fact that it's just being used to fund regular city stuff, is a joke. It's not about health. It's a cash grab.
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