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Tax On Soda and Juice Drinks

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by AvsFanTRD, Oct 11, 2009.

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Will taxing soda cure obesity?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Maybe

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  1. Oct 11, 2009 at 5:47 AM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    It just gets better all the time. Our faithful government is now in the process of approving a bill that would put an extra tax for the purchase of soda and juice drinks. Will this cure the obesity problem in America for adults and children? Most likely no. What it will do is cause a lot of anger.

    http://www.nofoodtaxes.com/ is a website with a petition and a pre-written letter/email you can send to your local representitives.
     
  2. Oct 11, 2009 at 5:57 AM
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    just another way to get an extra dime out of us. it's bs if you ask me.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2009 at 6:05 AM
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    mntbiker2008

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    jackasses trying to run our lives even more... fuck it... im packin my crap and going south! sit on the beaches and watch the hot babes. sounds perfect ot me
     
  4. Oct 11, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    mws4ua

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    The only way we'll cure it is to convince our fat-asses that it's better to get up off the couch and DO something rather than sit and watch other people do things on TV. Either way, it's not the government's job.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    sodas are a hand to mouth item.....so is this a be all cure all? no, just another thing to bitch about.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    It would help. Soda does have alot of sugar
     
  7. Oct 11, 2009 at 6:45 AM
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    the double/tripled the price of a carton of marlboros and people still smoke.i dont think people are going to stop drinking coke
     
  8. Oct 11, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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    if fat people wanna be fat...let em be fat! its their lives let them be the way they want.
     
  9. Oct 11, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    That's retarded. If they have to tax anything...it should be things like alcohol, cigarettes, restaurants, entertainment, etc. Tax things that are not necessities.

    Here in PA - we don't pay 'sales' tax on necessities such as food (non-restaurant) and clothing.
     
  10. Oct 11, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    True, people do still smoke, but as a Resp. Therapist for 12 years I can say w/o a doubt more people are trying to quit & seeking our help than ever before. Taxing soda will not cure obesity its an epidemic in this country. However, raising the price of sodas and fruit drinks might cause some people to cut back their intake and will generate revenue to fund healthcare for their fat asses. Just my 2 cents as someone who deals with this shit everyday @ work.

     
  11. Oct 11, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    Thats a big part of the problem, people see soda as a need, its not its a want big difference. We are all addicted to caffeine & processed high fat food.

     
  12. Oct 11, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    Democrats have been in control of Congress since 2006. Since then the economy has tanked. Come on 2010...tick tock tick tock.
     
  13. Oct 11, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    Actually, most of the items you drink/eat are sweetened with high frutose corn syrup and not regular sugar. I didn't believe it until I looked at some packages. ;)

    But, no, taxing that stuff will not fix the problem. You've gotta get up and MOVE and eat less. Easier said than done, sometimes, though.
     
  14. Oct 11, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    I would be fine with that too if the majority of them were not on Medicare/Medicaid/Disability and I didn't have to work so hard to pay their bill. We all foot the bill for people who dont work & take no responsability for their own health, it makes me sick. I cant afford to go to the ER unless I am dying but I see people all the time with no insurance or job for that matter come in 2-3/week for stupid bullshit, cause they know they will never pay the bill anyways who cares. These are the same pts who treat us like shit & want their cola & ham sandwhich STAT. Sorry for the long post but this shit really pisses me off!!!!:mad:

     
  15. Oct 11, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    Name one government program or activity that the government has been involved in, manages, or made a law about that has been successful since our government began..........you cant because they suck...all these people do is take care of themselves.
     
  16. Oct 11, 2009 at 8:11 AM
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    good point. i too deal with those people at my job in the doc. office. they are fat assholes..... wish we could just go back to the good ole days.... when b.s. like this didnt happen. and people who killed someone were hung.
     
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    I don't think it'd help. What I'd really like to see, even though I don't think it'll ever happen, is insurance companies (Medicaid/care included) start giving incentives for healthier lifestyles. For example, offering heavily discounted gym memberships if you attended X number of times per month, as well as providing diet counselling. I do really believe that, in the end, they would end up saving money simply by reducing more serious diseases/issues down the road.

    Sadly, most people, especially poor, don't know how to eat properly. On top of that, it costs more money to eat healthily than it does to eat crap. Create financial incentives and provide people the tools to fix that.
     
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    Sodas and juice drinks (I'm assuming that "juice drinks" != 100% fruit juice) are not necessities.
     
  19. Oct 11, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    As far as curing obseity, eat less exercise more. Its not rocket science & another tax is not going to do squat.
     
  20. Oct 11, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    I wouldn't consider soda a necessity. I haven't drank it in over 2 years! :yay:
     
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