Why the Soda Tax May Drive Some to Drink

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    Why the Soda Tax May Drive Some to Drink - City Room Blog - NYTimes.com

    Well, as the saying goes, drink up.

    Thoughts USMB?
     
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    It is pop not soda! ;)
     
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    Root Beer it is. :lol:
     
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    Called Tonic in at least one area.

    But anyway it is pop, not good for ya and we are better off without it.
    Kinda the same logic as with cigarettes. Plus as with cigaretes the sin taxes generate money.

    I told yall years ago that as the number of smokers dropped the taxes would go us as the state would see the tax revenue drop as a loss and try and make it up.

    If smokiing fully ceases then the revenue loss will have to be made up in some other tax or tax increase.
    Just the way gummits seem to work.
     
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    I think people can make up their own mind whether they want to drink soda or not. I dont think the Government should be pretending to care about the people simply to gouge them out of more money.
     
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    Same thing with smoking?


    Drinking booze?
     
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    I wonder how much the Governments (Local, State, and Federal) would lose if we got rid of the tax on cigarettes and booze.
     
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    We tax the hell out of cigarettes, and the state controls the liqour. How do you think we have state health care.
     
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    In some place here it is $70 a carton, and are medicaid system is going bankrupt. Which is why they have bill in the house right now, to legalize marijuana and sell it in the liquor stores.
     

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