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Obesity tax on soda to deal with budget deficit

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http://www.cnycentral.com/news/video.aspx?id=235806

The Governor is reportedly looking at increasing taxes on non-diet soda under an "obesity tax" to help deal with the state budget deficit.

Click the link for the video segment. In the budget proposal, they'll be slapping all non-diet soft drinks with an 18% obesity tax. Can you believe that shit? I'll have to start buying my mountain dew and coke on the black market.


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:huh:But what if you get your soda from a vending machine?...


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I give him an A for effort but the shit the gov is deciding is just gonna piss New Yorkers off and some of his big ideas... well have fun trying to enforce that.


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to be honest, the amount people drink in full fat fizzy drinks is crazy, if this puts people off it at all. 10 thunbs up as homer would say


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Fuck that. I'm 170lbs and I drink nothing but regular soft drinks. I don't put that poison aspartame or splenda in my system, it taste like shit anyways. How can you punish people of normal weight because other people are fat. Soda didn't even make them fat. Slap the tax on all of them, or none of them.


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only time i relly drink soda anymore is with alc....been mainly sticking to none HFC juice these days...but its not like its my problem *laughs at the NYers*


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I figure if they want to put an obesity tax on anything, they should throw an 18% sales tax on all fast food restaurants and possibly any restaurants that sell meals over 800 calories. That would make more sense then taxing soft drinks. Theres a crap load of people that drink soda and are not obese, but most of the ppl stopping by mcdonalds aren't all too slender. :P


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I'm against all taxes, but if they had to do something stupid I'd say put (sales) tax increases on saturated & trans fats.


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I'll say it now; I don't think his tax vision is gonna work out up here.

Soda is legal uncontrolled substance. I could see taxing something with higher caffeine and getting away with it but not regular soda. Diet soda is nasty carcinogens and its not taxed? Makes no sense.

Also....our native American Nations up here are just that, their own NATION. Unless the army wants to invade and occupy then the state and fed have zero business telling the nations what to tax as they are trying to do with cigarettes.

Last time the state tried to fuck with the Onondagas they blocked rt 81, strewing cars across the highway at both ends of the nations territory effectively keeping out all non natives including the state cops and blocking off a busy stretch of state highway for days. After a few fires and shootings the state backed off the nation. (I think it was gas tax back then. It was quite a while ago) Some nations just sue the state (there are cases in court right now over land claims and casinos) others get a little more physical like the Onondagas did and likely will do again if the state tries to force their ciggy sales tax on them. The Smoke Shop is a huge source of the nations income, they even built a community rec center with the loot a few years ago. The nation isn't going to just sit back while the state robs them of their primary income.

If the gov tries to enforce stupid and illegal rules there will be consequences. Its the nations up here that have peoples support not the state. If they think our brown eyed brothers are just going to quietly go along with some newb from NYC.... :nah: tellin ya now shit will hit the fan.


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Diet soda is nasty

(yes i realize it looks like all i saw was that but i read the full thing)

diet soda is nasty x_x i drink water most of the time but i cant bring myself to drink diet soda, it has to be regular soda. It's also retarded to put a tax on something so good, like chocolate tax you'll have an uprising >.< and i have mix feelings on that sugestion to put tax on fast foods because it's cheap and people have fallen on hard times, they may eat can goods everyday but what if they want to do something special for their child's birthday and buy them a hamburger? how sad would that be if they couldn't break their budget to afford that because they put taxes on it (yes i see the flaw in what i just said but come on, give me credit for the thought)

watch if they do try and put tax on soda people that work in soda factories will tell kinfolk how to make it and people will be making their own in their back yard. Soda moonshine *wiggles eyebrow* mmhm

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:sparkle:If only there could be another Boston Tea Party...


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:sake:*sips Pepsi* I don't know if that will be enough to make me give up my Pepsi addiction. Maybe cut back..but not totally stop.

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during winter i stop drinking soda, almost completely. I drink pepermint tea (taste like candy *sings*) and eggnog and hot chocolate and irish cream coffee, cider, and juice, and water. But in the summer i don't like lemonade and i dont do ice tea. Leaving me with water, soda, and juice. But i can get the sugars i need from soda quicker than i can get from food so i dont be crippled during the middle of the day because idk why but i get a migrain when i run on zero energy -_- *sarcasm*

YEAH if they put tax on soda we should do boston tea party style... *gets bathing suit so i can drink the watered down soda* <.< *cough*

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An obesity tax should be put on anything with sugar listed in the first 3 main ingredients. Just about everything would become taxable. X'D

:sparkle:If only there could be another Boston Tea Party...

You never know, it just might happen. X'D


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Around here with all of the 'tudes... yeah another tea party could defiantly happen.

Ppl from NY... well we're... :bikehit1::bikehit2::kapow1::kapow2::tko::angrybash:

gotta lotta anger management issues


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They're also denying the people's right to get fat drinking sugary soda....*calls NAAFA*

I think that if they're going to tax regular soda then they'll have to tax alot of other things

I'll have 2 triple whoppers, large fries, and a diet coke*coughs*

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They're also denying the people's right to get fat drinking sugary soda....*calls NAAFA*

I think that if they're going to tax regular soda then they'll have to tax a lot of other things

I'll have 2 triple whoppers, large fries, and a diet coke*coughs*

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Why drink Diet Soda if you can have a Milk Shake?... Unless you're saying there is a Milk Shake Tax...


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