The Government Is Out Of Control.

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  1. Skull Pilot
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    just one more way the government wants to run your life.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/18/opinion/18kristof.html?ref=opinion

    Mr. Paterson suggested the tax — an 18 percent sales tax on soft drinks and other nondiet sugary beverages — to help raise $400 million a year to plug a hole in the state budget. But it’s also a landmark effort that, if other states follow, could help make us healthier.

    Is this the country our ancestors believed was the hope to all. the country that allowed people to be free and to live lives defined by liberty?

    We have an unprecedented trend in this country of the government interfering in the private lives of its citizens.

    We have the government and political parties wanting to legislate what we eat, drink, smoke, wear, drive, who we can marry, how much we can earn.

    At what point does the government add the straw that breaks the citizens' backs?

    When do we as Americans in the land of the "free" say enough?

    Or do you all want to live in a country where the government controls every aspect of your life, where all free choice is taken from you, where you become so fucking mindless that you can't think for yourselves?
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    Very valid concerns. Once we get started down that path, it will be hard to stop. People let themselves get too busy, not concerning themselves with national or even many local issues, until it's too late.
     
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    i was just thinking. this could be a great business opportunity.

    I remember as a kid, my Grandpa would make root beer. He taught me how and the stuff was delicious. Way better than anything you could buy at a store. In fact I still make a few gallons a year especially around 4th of July. nothing like a root beer float on a hot day. Cheers Gramps!

    Now all i have to do is develop a home soda making kit. it wouldn't be subject to the soda tax because it's nothing more than a kit to make soda.

    Hmmm let me think about this.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Editec's Law on the Relationship between Oppressive Governance and Population

    where: P = population; and L = laws

    P(x) = L(x)squared
     
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    Skull Pilot Platinum Member

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    that's nobel prize winning stuff Ed
     
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    When these suckers hand us Lemons, make Lemonade - or get squeezed.

    Some people just don't get it though...
     
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    Xenophon Gone and forgotten

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    We won't tax his way out of that foolish NY budget.

    The state can't afford all the money it spends, it just isn't there.
     
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    You don't have to have soda pop to live. I'd rather have a tax on pop than on our utilities, which we have taxed to the hilt.
     
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    Send some to me...I love rootbeer.
     
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    Doesn't surprise me one bit, still makes me angry, but those of us defending the rights of gay marriage, smoking, even gun-nuts are often scoffed at by those who want one right banned or another, but they only care when it's a right they enjoy themselves. Hell, I don't drink alcohol but would even defend that right just because of this. It won't end, it's already begun, and it will only get worse.
     

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