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Old 08-05-2014, 03:16 AM
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How about another tax that disproportionately hurts the poor?...

...and of course, done so to change society, which is the government's role...

Rep. DeLauro: Tax Every Teaspoon of Sugar

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Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) introduced this week the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET Act), which aims to institute a tax of one cent per teaspoon – 4.2 grams - of sugar, high fructose corn syrup or caloric sweetener.

The measure (HB 5279), introduced Wednesday says, “A 20-ounce bottle of soda contains about 16 teaspoons of sugars. Yet, the American Heart Association recommends that Americans consume no more than six to nine teaspoons of sugar per day."

Even though the manufacturers’ of the sweet drinks are targeted to pay the tax, the text of the bill itself notes that the goal is to reduce public consumption through a price increase.
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Wow just wow...

Doesn't Mr DeLauro know we have much bigger problems facing our country than sugar and soda?

These Dems that know more about how to live YOUR life better than YOU do really piss me off. Bet he wants gun control as well. Owellian as in 1984, these idiots want the Government in complete control of each of our lives by passing laws that try and stear you in the "left" direction. You MUST depend on the Government to tell you what to do and not to do. You Must obey or be punished with a tax.

And they wonder why their popularity is waning.

They wonder why folks are so pissed off by their idea's. Could it be they are wrong? Nope never.

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I'm sick and tired of the government trying to control my life, both dems and repubs. When is the revolution going to start?
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I bet that he doesn't give a hot *%)# about people's health it's just yet another excuse for a TAX!
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It is a ridiculous idea to use taxes as ways to curb behavior. That being said sugar is seriously doing a lot of damage to society. People should wake up to the damage it causes including the increase in diabetics. We should have public service advertising of the dangers to your health from the intake of sugar. It's why we have health and human services. I don't support our tax code.
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It is a ridiculous idea to use taxes as ways to curb behavior. That being said sugar is seriously doing a lot of damage to society. People should wake up to the damage it causes including the increase in diabetics. We should have public service advertising of the dangers to your health from the intake of sugar. It's why we have health and human services. I don't support our tax code.
It costs money to have public nannies warn us heathens about the evil sugar does. Eat prunes, you concerned people out there.
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Wouldn't affect me, since I am one of the very few people that does not like sugar.

That said, I oppose nanny state taxes and think this is silly.
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Yes, good things for society can cost money. That is fine. Using the tax code for every new idea is wrong.
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