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  1. #141
    Quote Originally Posted by Kanegasi View Post
    I actually agree with this. I would like the government to tax anything that is unhealthy. They've been taxing cigarettes for ages, so go for sodas!
    Okay... you know what exactly people going to answer to that, huh? I mean... texing everything unhealthy? ...EVERYTHING? Take yourself 5 minutes pondering what people consider unhealthy and actually is from a certain point of view...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brickerz View Post
    You fat ass diabetes having fucks are causing my healthcare to go through the roof. Yes, fatties should be taxed, but not on the food they buy. Tax them right off of their paycheck, or take it out of any other money they receive including inheritance, prize, gambling, ss, unemployment, and welfare. You can be a fat ass, just don't make me pay for you to be a fat useless slob. If the healthcare bill still stands, I hope they jack the taxes on obese people for it and let us who have a healthy lifestyle receive a decrease.
    So you would want to tax professional athletes because according to the measurements people use to determine "obesity" pretty much every single NFL player (except QBs and Kickers) would be Obese
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    Quote Originally Posted by belfpala View Post
    Seems like people in this thread have been drinking too much soda and are now over-caffeinated.

    I don't think it will reduce soda consumption at all, unless the tax is enormous. But if we're going to have crazy taxes, shouldn't we also tax caffeinated beverages as well? I mean, caffeine is an addictive substance (and probably is a partial contributor to why people drink so much soda).
    Idk I drink a few cups of coffee in the morning(due to waking up for work at 2am) but I don't drink any soda just tea, water and juices

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    Idk exactly what its like in the US, but in Canada, pop is probably 50% cheaper than water, so the obvious quick choice (think children specifically) is to buy pop (soda what ever), start taxing pop = everyone else now gets to benefit from your poor dietary habbits. Schools and any other child care centres are no longer allowed to have vending machines with pop unless it is Diet (retarded because Diet pop is even worse than regular, it just has "no" sugar, just way more other cancer causing agents >.>).

    But i agree with this Tax, people shouldnt be drinking pop, its a burden on healthcare, and its not as if there banning it, just raising the cost a little more, dont want to spend a fraction more? then dont buy it, sometimes I just dont understand Americans, never want to pay Taxes, but you expect so much from your government, its one or the other :P

    Just imagine this, the taxes your already spending going towards healthcare for those with diabetese and any other illness caused by obesity (Heart disease etc) will be saved and replaced with a much lower costing "Soda Tax" and hey, if you stop drinking the poisonous shit, then all the better for you!

    One last thing, if the economy is in such a horrible state where one cannot spend an extra ~12 or so cents on a can of pop, i cant imagine how Obama has a chance at re-election :P
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    I think the reason they're choosing to tax soda is because it's the most purchased beverage in the United States. It's even purchased more than any one type of food. It's not to make the population healthier, though, because taxing something isn't going to make people stop buying it. They'll just complain about the price increase. They're doing it to make money.

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    All food when taken in excess will ruin your health. So by your take on the definition all food is poisonous.
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    I want a idiot tax before a soda tax =3. But really taxing soda is just a stupid cop out. People need to learn self control, taxing isn't going help (unless you are on the receiving end of that money.). Like someone posted about the cigarette tax.....that sure helps right? No people just waste more money on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caninepawprints View Post
    I think the reason they're choosing to tax soda is because it's the most purchased beverage in the United States. It's even purchased more than any one type of food. It's not to make the population healthier, though, because taxing something isn't going to make people stop buying it. They'll just complain about the price increase. They're doing it to make money.
    Which is fine, if they say they are doing it to raise money
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    Quote Originally Posted by AeneasBK View Post
    Love how derailed this got on page one and ahsn't got back on track

    THE OP's POINT IS THAT THEY TAX YOU SO THEY CAN SUBSIDISE CORN FARMERS. THEY THEN WANT TO TAX YOU AGAIN FOR THE CORN PRODUCTS YOU'VE JUST PAYED FOR. THEY ARE TAXING YOU TWICE FOR THE SAME THING.

    THe arguments about lifestyle choices and whats good or bad for you don't even have any bearing. Npo surprise the OP left the thread 3 pages ago, as everyone just wants to rail about either how great they are becuase they are healthy or how great they are becuase they aren't.

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  10. #150
    Quote Originally Posted by Landin55 View Post
    Like someone posted about the cigarette tax.....that sure helps right? No people just waste more money on it.
    I know quite a few who quit smoking when the price went up enough and they banned smoking indoors.

    Speaking of which, tobacco is another thing we subsidize and then later tax.

    Oil too.

    And Bourbon (made from corn).

    But don't touch my sodas!!! lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belfpala View Post
    I know quite a few who quit smoking when the price went up enough and they banned smoking indoors.

    Speaking of which, tobacco is another thing we subsidize and then later tax.

    Oil too.

    And Bourbon (made from corn).

    But don't touch my sodas!!! lol.
    LOL all the people I know buy "less". By less it means half a pack a day.......my family and friends are going to die young..../sigh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saisen View Post
    All food when taken in excess will ruin your health. So by your take on the definition all food is poisonous.
    That argument was covered many pages back. Please don't reignite it again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistuhbull View Post
    So, is water a poison.

    Water, in and of itself, is it a poison?

    Yes or no.
    Definition of poison.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poison

    If the "water" that you are referring to contains chemicals that could cause damage to body/organs/tissue/cells, yes than it is a poison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callace View Post
    I love soda pop. I think it's one of the greatest creations in modern times. But I love Soda without high-fructose corn syrup even more. It's probably healthier to drink gasoline.

    there is no real significant difference between 1 ounce of sugar and 1 ounce of high fructose corn syrup.
    cane sugar contains glucose
    fruit contains fructose
    dairy contains lactose
    wheat and barley contain maltose and dextrose

    they are all sugars, the difference is some are sweeter than others so a larger amount of HFCS is used compared to sugar to get the same sweetness. personally i don't drink soda because i hate the carbonation, but from a chemistry standpoint your body treats sugar and HFCS the same way.
    neither are really bad for you in moderation.

    I say drink whatever you want, just do so in moderation

    oh and the only reason why they are considering taxing HFCS in the first place is because they already give subsidies to corn farmers to encourage food production. which in turn makes corn cheaper than cane sugar and therefore HFCS cheaper and more often used,

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    It's a money grab. The government needs more money to support their overspending and massive bureaucracy, so they pick on easy targets (tobacco is another one).

    Also, oxygen is a poison as well FYI, it just happens to be a poison that works for us in certain amounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistuhbull View Post
    So you would want to tax professional athletes because according to the measurements people use to determine "obesity" pretty much every single NFL player (except QBs and Kickers) would be Obese
    to be fair NFC players are a bad example all around. they make tons of money to be fat and run into other fat men... not exactly the norm

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    Meh, I stopped drinking soda when I left my teens. Soda in my opinion, is a kids drink. Hell I can count on 1 hand the amount of times I've had soda in the past year.

    Men drink coffee (black or with milk, no sugar) in the morning, water during the day (at work) and beer/whiskey at night. Leave the sweet shit for the kiddies.
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    Bad food is just more readily available than good food in the United States.

    To what degree the corporations, government, or the people can be blamed for this is arguable. Everyone let this happen just for the sake of convenience and to make a quick buck. Bottom line is that people can't continue to eat this junk because health care costs are unsustainable in the long run, unless we're all set on a obesity and diabetes epidemic.

    A good example of this is the fact that school lunches have steadily become less healthy. Only now are people starting to realize the long term damage and finally lobbying for reform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McSpriest View Post
    to be fair NFC players are a bad example all around. they make tons of money to be fat and run into other fat men... not exactly the norm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fahrenheit View Post
    Meh, I stopped drinking soda when I left my teens. Soda in my opinion, is a kids drink. Hell I can count on 1 hand the amount of times I've had soda in the past year.

    Men drink coffee (black or with milk, no sugar) in the morning, water during the day (at work) and beer/whiskey at night. Leave the sweet shit for the kiddies.
    I'm a man and I drink soda.

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