Oh Boy, here we go, a purposed tax on soft drinks

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=390171&in_page_id=1770&in_a_source=


    Just another way to fleece money out of people.
     
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    One day - when we go to a restaurant and are told what we can and cannot order based upon our weight and blood pressure - we will look back to decisions like this...and wish that the government had put out an ad campaign supporting personal responsibility - rather than taxing foods that no one is forcing someone to eat or drink.
     
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    About 82% will go into a bloated bureaucracy. That will ask for additional funding every fiscal year.
     
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    so how would this work on diet drinks? they have no sugar, thus how can they be blamed?

    what about kool-aid and gatorade? crystal light? instant iced teas? oh, and the iced coffees like frappucinos and mocha lattes? they are loaded with sugar/calories.
     
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    No doubt to pay the bloated salaries of the fatasses running it.
     
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    I told you that taxing tobacco and other life styles was only the start. Odd people complain about getting "religion crammed down thier throats" but aren't going to complain when things that they voluntarily cram down thier throats are taxed.:dunno:
     

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