18% Soda tax sparks debate-NY Times

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    More sin taxes from the 'all-knowing' and 'compassionate' liberals... Thank God they know what's best for us.
     
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    first the smokers.. then the fat people...
     
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    First the drinkers, then the stoners, now the smokers, soon the junk food eaters.

    We know what's good for you.

    Your body is merely loaned to you. We decide how you must take care of it.

    Get used to it.
     
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    I kind of like the idea. Nobody "needs" to live on soda and sugary drinks. Colas are particularly bad for kids. They remove enamel from the teeth and leech calcium from the body.

    Perhaps, people can be "taxed" to eat better. It certainly isn't the American way, but people can avoid it by not drinking it or by buying it elsewhere.
     
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    everyone has an opinion of what is "good" for you, chic. Would you rather make that kind of decision for yourself or would you like to trust a guy like me to mold your life for you?
     
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    I live in NY and the state needs money. I'd rather they tax things like soda and cigarettes instead of other taxes that people cannot avoid.
     
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    does the state need money more than you need your liberty? Your discretion as to what can or cannot be avoided is probably not as universal as you'd suppose, eh? You probably don't NEED your hair any particular length, eh? Is a haircut tax needed just because your state fails at keeping up with a budget?

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    with Democrats in charge you can expect a lot of increased taxation. It was a big fat lie that 95% of us would see our taxes reduced. Next thing ya know they will tax yer farts. Yep
     
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    TAXES on food are pure evil.
     
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