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Old 09-11-2009, 03:39 AM
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They should just call it a sugar tax.

But this wouldn't be the first time that lawmakers have proposed some bizarre taxes. I once read that Benjamin Franklin proposed a tax on curtains and window-blinds to prevent people from sleeping when the sun was up.
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:09 AM
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They should just call it a sugar tax.

But this wouldn't be the first time that lawmakers have proposed some bizarre taxes. I once read that Benjamin Franklin proposed a tax on curtains and window-blinds to prevent people from sleeping when the sun was up.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:58 AM
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Keep in mind here, I'm a non-smoker. I think it's disgusting and I haven't any idea why people do it, but it's not for myself or the government to impose a tax simply to heckle smokers.

If they are going to allow cigarettes, which are linked to more deaths than marijuana and several other street drugs, then they shouldn't tax them so heavily. It's basically a right to smoke cigarettes, but they are simply picking on smokers, it's crap.

Same with cities that make smoking indoors illegal. I'm with the South Park guys on this, they basically said, "If I own a bar, I should have every right to allow people to smoke in my bar."

This is America, Land of the Free, but it's quickly becoming, Land of the Free, well, kinda. I can see our new slogan in 2 years, "Hey, at least we're not China." 5 years, "Hey, at least we're not China, yet..." 10 years, "Hey, we're the Western China."


How am I supposed to argue with you when you come up with this stuff?
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:55 AM
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I find it interesting that it's referred to as a "sin tax." It's a very bizarre form of morality being formed in America today. It's legal to murder a fully viable fetus in the womb, but you better not be drinking too much soda.
Now that is an excellent point! Personally I resent anybody telling me what to eat!
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:19 AM
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How am I supposed to argue with you when you come up with this stuff?
LOL, sorry man. Jump elsewhere into the politics and I'm sure you'll find something we can argue about. Simply put, we have the right to live our lives how we want (within reason) without the government trying to impose BS legislation on us. Nobody here really wants this country to no longer be free.
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:26 AM
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Soda's horrible for you anyway.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:46 PM
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Soda's horrible for you anyway.
So is socialism


People will still drink it. They will just have less money to spend on other stuff. GG government.. GG.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:53 PM
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If they would stop taxing everything so much maybe people would have more money to spend on my insurance!!
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:00 PM
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If they would stop taxing everything so much maybe people would have more money to spend on my insurance!!
Pfft socialist
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:56 PM
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it's not a bad idea ... if the gov't is going to pay for universal health care, than they are going to want to ensure people are taking better care of themselves ... taxing things like soda, cigs, alcohol is a good idea .. they are not saying you can't consume them, you are just gonna pay extra ......
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