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Unread 01-01-2009, 09:52 PM   #1
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18% tax on sugary drinks

The great state of New York is proposing an 18% tax on sugary drinks to cut down on all the "tubbies" walking around the city. This is great now it will cost just $5.00 for a can of coke in the city. They say it will help the obesity problem but that is ridiculous. Soda is not the main problem in a hefty persons diet. I don't know if it is better to be living in NJ or NY.

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Unread 01-01-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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yea maybe, but they might ban salt or pepper next!
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if i cant get my saltines anymore heads will roll
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Thats the most retarded thing ive heard today, I mean its definatly not the fast food thats making them fat. WTF?!?!
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Fast food doesn't make you fat.
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Thats the most retarded thing ive heard today, I mean its definatly not the fast food thats making them fat. WTF?!?!
What it is going to do is make the fat people poorer because they will be shoveling out that extra dough for sugary drinks. NY needs more revenue but this is not the way to go about getting it- maybe eliminating some programs? That might be a start.
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Soda is not the main problem in a hefty persons diet.
Just to play devil's advocate, there have been studies that have shown that if people just changed what they drank without changing what they ate, they'd be healthier. One study suggested that if a person cut soda and all other excessively sugary drinks out of their diet they'd lose 20 lbs.
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Unread 01-01-2009, 10:13 PM   #10
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Does this mean that they are going to tax Starbucks and all the other over charging, sugar pumping coffee drink places as well?
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It's not the regular soda that makes people fat it's the diet stuff that does. This has been proven, because when you drink diet pop your body tastes suger but gets no calories so it makes you hungry until you get calories. So it is much healthier to drink regular pop in moderation. Maybe we should add a 20% tax on all fast food, because we know the 500 cal, 20g of fat big mac will make you fat.
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It's not the regular soda that makes people fat it's the diet stuff that does. This has been proven, because when you drink diet pop your body tastes suger but gets no calories so it makes you hungry until you get calories. So it is much healthier to drink regular pop in moderation. Maybe we should add a 20% tax on all fast food, because we know the 500 cal, 20g of fat big mac will make you fat.
I think Chicago already does this.

Why don't we just tax everything that is sold at a certain rate? Then we could just call it a sales tax instead of making up all these funny names.
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Alcohol is taxed higher, cigarettes too... this isn't that shocking to me...

But where do they stop now? Stupidity tax for everyone buying bottled water instead of turning on the faucet?
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It's not the regular soda that makes people fat it's the diet stuff that does. This has been proven, because when you drink diet pop your body tastes suger but gets no calories so it makes you hungry until you get calories. So it is much healthier to drink regular pop in moderation. Maybe we should add a 20% tax on all fast food, because we know the 500 cal, 20g of fat big mac will make you fat.
Both make you fat. useless calories which only give you a jump in energy. Sure it sucks taht theyre taxing on sugar, and it actually reminds me of pre American revolution. However, do we really need those sugary drinks? Now maybe people might drink juice...100% that is.(i know its sugar but im sure it wouldnt be taxed). Though then again, its our freedom to, I know.
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