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Rep. Rosa DeLauro: Congress Should Consider Federal Tax on Soda Pop
CNSNews.com ^ | July 20, 2012 | Kendra Alleyne

Posted on 07/22/2012 4:55:55 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) said on Wednesday that Congress ought to look at imposing a federal tax on soda pop.

“We have to address the situation in the marketplace," DeLauro said at a press conference on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. "Right now, the least expensive beverages are often those with the least value to our health like regular cola or juice drinks that are only 10 percent juice.

“But I will tell you that if you’re paying $3.49 for juice and 79 cents for soda, if you are in a low-income family and you have to stretch the dollar, you don’t need a rocket scientist to tell you what you’re going to buy,” DeLauro said. “You’re going to go for the 79 cents.

"And maybe, quite frankly," she said, "one of the things that we ought to look at and one of the things we ought to consider is a soda tax.

“Maybe we ought to look at that amongst several other areas that we are looking at in terms of nutrition," she said.

"Look, the point is: This is a critical, critical issue," DeLauro said. "We need to work together. And I, really, I beg you for your energy and your interest in all of this right now.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 112th; bullystate; fitness; foodpolice; health; lifestyle; nannystate; nutrition; obesity; rosadelauro; scam; sintax; sodatax; stalinist; taxincrease
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1 posted on 07/22/2012 4:56:08 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 07/22/2012 4:57:50 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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"And maybe, quite frankly," she said, "one of the things that we ought to look at and one of the things we ought to consider is a soda tax".

Yeah, because if we are short of one thing it's taxes. Being as how the economy is doing so well and everything.

3 posted on 07/22/2012 5:00:19 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Of course, Buffet’s Coca Cola would be exempted.


4 posted on 07/22/2012 5:05:41 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I say a federal tax on every bloviation from a D polititian


5 posted on 07/22/2012 5:06:22 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

Buffet, Buffett, whatever.


6 posted on 07/22/2012 5:09:03 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Rosa, Rosa, you ignorant slut.


7 posted on 07/22/2012 5:09:15 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This makes me think of some of the dialog from the move Serenity where one of the characters stated that they wanted to be spared from a government that wanted to make people better. The nanny state wiped out a planet and created lunatic monsters with their efforts to control the populace.


8 posted on 07/22/2012 5:11:56 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: BipolarBob

because if we are short of one thing it’s taxes....I suggest a 30% tax on all campaign donations. I think that would make a considerable dent in our money problem....Naw, they’d just find a way to piss it away anyhow. But I still think we should tax campaign donations, regardless.


9 posted on 07/22/2012 5:12:36 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Better yet do away with thw hole SNAP program then the Feds would not have to worry about it.


10 posted on 07/22/2012 5:13:19 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“But I will tell you that if you’re paying $3.49 for juice and 79 cents for soda, if you are in a low-income family and you have to stretch the dollar, you don’t need a rocket scientist to tell you what you’re going to buy,” DeLauro said. “You’re going to go for the 79 cents.

So, the solution is to make everything more expensive by taxing us further into the swamp rather than finding ways to make the juice less expensive?

11 posted on 07/22/2012 5:17:04 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I use frozen juice concentrate.

I buy it with my own money.


12 posted on 07/22/2012 5:19:52 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
How about a 99% tax on ugly?


13 posted on 07/22/2012 5:20:19 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How about federal tax on Kool Aid.


14 posted on 07/22/2012 5:22:14 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“But I will tell you that if you’re paying $3.49 for juice and 79 cents for soda, if you are in a low-income family and you have to stretch the dollar, you don’t need a rocket scientist to tell you what you’re going to buy,” DeLauro said. “You’re going to go for the 79 cents.

OK, so exclude soda from purchases allowed with food stamps. And while you're at it, exclude cigarettes and Lotto tickets from purchases allowed with EBT cards.

15 posted on 07/22/2012 5:23:06 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: bill1952

Cut her some slack. She’s a Communist. They don’t understand what the term “competition” means.


16 posted on 07/22/2012 5:23:29 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: 4buttons

Your own money ? You didn’t earn that. Someone else did.


17 posted on 07/22/2012 5:24:48 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

” regular cola” .. as opposed to what? Does it matter what kind of cola? Political/legal extraneous words.


18 posted on 07/22/2012 5:27:08 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s way past the time for a major, major house cleaning throughout the federal government.


19 posted on 07/22/2012 5:29:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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20 posted on 07/22/2012 5:37:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If the federal government ever taxes ugly, Ms DeLauro will be in the top tax bracket.


21 posted on 07/22/2012 5:43:16 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“But I will tell you that if you’re paying $3.49 for juice and 79 cents for soda, if you are in a low-income family and you have to stretch the dollar, you don’t need a rocket scientist to tell you what you’re going to buy,” DeLauro said. “You’re going to go for the 79 cents.
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When I buy juice I am buying the juice from a fruit, when I am buying soda I am buying 5 cents worth of concentrated syrup and the rest is water. That is the difference in the product. I know it, she knows it, the world knows it.

Let me make that decision and STF out of my life dipstick.


22 posted on 07/22/2012 5:43:32 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

So let me get this straight. She’s helping the poor who can’t afford $3.49 for juice by raising the cost of the item they can afford? Truly, Liberalism is a mental disease.


23 posted on 07/22/2012 5:44:14 AM PDT by mort56
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What we need is a tax on Ugly in New England.

Or, a tax on the Democrat Socialist Caucus in the U.S. House.

24 posted on 07/22/2012 5:44:51 AM PDT by Prospero
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What we need is a tax on liberals.


25 posted on 07/22/2012 5:49:13 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
They could solve so many problems...global warming, unemployment, high blood pressure among the citizens, two thirds of the reasons for boredom in the world, spending deficits at all levels...the list goes on...if...

They would just levy a tax to be paid by windbag politicians i.e. every word that came from a windbag politician would generate, say, a quarter.

They could hire the unemployed, hand them tape recorders, and put a team of them on every windbag politician. Revenuers could sit in offices and count the words.

Great Caesar's Ghost! There is a litany of problems we could solve.

26 posted on 07/22/2012 5:53:16 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Rep Delauro am I to understand this is the last new tax the federal government will ever ask for and you will never raise any existing taxes?

It is the economy you stupid POS, you are killing it with your rules, regulations and taxes !

27 posted on 07/22/2012 5:53:43 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: mort56

When you have no money-saving choice, you will make the healthier choice. Big Siser has spoken- wife of polster Stan Greenberg


28 posted on 07/22/2012 5:54:09 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

DeLauro is a major embarrassment to Connecticut, among a wealth of embarrassments. But, the idiots in her district will vote her back into office where she can continue to inflict Communism on America.


29 posted on 07/22/2012 5:54:09 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Don't vote for anyone who worked for Goldman Sachs)
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Arg! You totally beat me to it. Great minds, as they say.

Consider this stain on the Well of the House, and what it says about the State of State of Connecticut.

What reasoning power. Juice costs 3.79, and "pop" costs 0.79. (Though, obviously the Congress-creature hasn't invested in your average 2-litre Coke or Pepsi very often lately...

The woman's answer, for all those powerless poor people out there is to increase the cost of the cheap alternative.

Cost is not the issue, though she evokes the concern, it's as empty as the empty calories in the Clark Bars she has stashed in her desk. It's behavior modification among the poor, and not the rich.

Sorry, but every we've been forced to watch Rosa "Mo" DeLauro take the microphone on the House floor it's drives the audience away from C-SPAN in droves.

What is it about CT that vomits up this sort of person as their representative?

30 posted on 07/22/2012 5:55:30 AM PDT by Prospero
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

So this Ditz Brain will put the tax on the 10% Juice so the poor family cant afford that! I think a 100% tax should be put on all Political Ads,that would raise some money and cut down on More of The BS from Poverty Pimps like That Disgusting Human Being Rosa Delauro


31 posted on 07/22/2012 5:58:38 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: mort56

She wants to raise the cost of something food stamp recipients aren’t paying for anyway.

I have friend who works at a grocery store and she says you can spot who takes food stamps because they can and who takes them because they need them. The food stamp abuses don’t care about value and buy all kinds of crap. The few that need food stamps for a while are shopping for values and generally spends all at once on real food.


32 posted on 07/22/2012 6:00:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Another Commie speaks.


33 posted on 07/22/2012 6:03:00 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"This is a critical, critical issue"

This woman needs to get out more.

34 posted on 07/22/2012 6:03:33 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"Look, the point is: This is a critical, critical issue," DeLauro said. "We need to work together. And I, really, I beg you for your energy and your interest in all of this right now.”

OK Ms. DeLauro I will give you my energy and interest in this matter.

The first matter of importance in this subject is for you to recognize that you are not only a moron, but a ignorant moron. I know that statement is redundant, but since your mind is slow, I felt it needed repeating.

You expose your ignorance on several subjects in one sentence. Yes, I know, most libtards usually do when the try to form a sentence.

First question you should have asked yourself . . . WHY is fruit drinks so damn expensive?

Lets see . . . Uhmmm yup, government rules, regulations tariffs and farming limitations that your little government found sooooo damn important to institute to protect the ignorant

Second question is . . . Is your suggestion the PURPOSE of government? Of course you believe that to be so. By God the masses are stupid and so you feel the need to protect them from themselves.

Now I have to admit, after 2008 even I am beginning to believe the above sentence. If Obamination gets elected again, I might become a firm believer on the ignorance of the masses.

But more importantly, Ms. DeLauro . . . Have you ACTUALLY compared the ingredients in a soft drink verse fruit juice??

Lets see . . . Of course not all, but in many brand names, the calories are more in a fruit drink than a soda. Minute Maid Orange Juice 120 calories per serving vs Coca Cola 100 calories

Sugar and Sodium is approximately equivalent. Of course many will argue much of the sugar in a fruit drink is natural therefore not as harmful. I would concur. However, fruit drinks also contain artificial coloring and sweeteners that can more harmful than that in a soda.

The real point, aside from the fact that you are a moron, processed food today of any source can be harmful to a persons body. Education and discipline and individual choice used to be operative words in my country.

Note to self . . . Layoff all employees, close the shop. Advise all 350 personnel affected, that the government can now take care of you, considering their leader told me I did not build this business, someone else did. I go home!

35 posted on 07/22/2012 6:09:29 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: Prospero

Its the same kind of Districts that Give us Shirley Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters,Dick Durbin,Richard Blumenthal,Barney Frank,Chuck Schumer,Keith Ellison and so Many Others. But Conversly it also gives us The Cowards Like Orin Hatch,John MCain,Susan Collins,Olympia Snowe,John Bohner,Lindsey Graham to name a Few.
Lets Face it there are a Few who speak out for traditional Values ,but folks its about time we Faced the facts,Its only a Matter of time,I believe in Going down fighting and you have to fight with everything you have,but right now we are surrounded and the enemy is in the Gates and we are Outnumbered by the takers. None of this happens in a Vacumn,our external enemies see how we are weakening and they are Consolidating,you just need to look at History to see what that leads to. God Have Mercy on all of us


36 posted on 07/22/2012 6:10:17 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Prospero

Who is that guy? I thought you were going to post a picture of Rosa.


37 posted on 07/22/2012 6:25:33 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I have a bettr idea. Why not subtract 5% of lawmakers salary for each new tax they enact.


38 posted on 07/22/2012 6:30:37 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well, I guess we know it’s constitutional.

Back in the good ol’ days, the federal government taxed things like whiskey. It was one of the earliest taxes levied and sparked major resistance in “The Whiskey Rebellion”.

The “Cola Rebellion” doesn’t have the same ring. Are we gonna have to put up with the paper tax labels like we do on booze bottles and cigarettes?

Oh, and regarding the $3.49 juice versus the 79 cent soda, the example is pitting a higher than average juice price versus a rock bottom (for large bottles) soda price. They do the same thing with water, where they compare the cost of tap water or gasoline to Evian, rather than a milk jug sized jug of spring water from the supermarket.

In reality the 2 liter soda will be more like $1.39 in the supermarket, and inexpensive juices (e.g. Juicy Juice) can be had for a lot less than $3.49. What’s more, if your problem is obesity or blood sugar, too much juice is as bad as too much soda.


39 posted on 07/22/2012 6:34:55 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: eCSMaster

Rosa DeLauro is all the evidence that you need to conclude that ugliness is not just skin-deep...


40 posted on 07/22/2012 6:36:26 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Congress should consider a tax on its members, since they’re the ones who vote for all the spending. And they get outrageous pensions.


41 posted on 07/22/2012 6:41:47 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

DeLauro is just looking for an opportunity to raise taxes. Obesity-wise, juice = soda:
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-05-24/news/ct-met-war-on-fruit-juice-20120524_1_juice-products-association-juice-consumption-juice-industry


In response, University of North Carolina global nutrition professor Barry Popkin cited six other studies that show correlations between increased fruit juice consumption and increased risk of obesity and diabetes.

“There are no studies that show the opposite — that drinking a glass or two of fruit juice each day will have positive long-term health benefits on weight or diabetes,” added Popkin, author of “The World Is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies, and Products That Are Fattening the Human Race.”



42 posted on 07/22/2012 6:47:53 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

TSR, you can bet your bottom dollar that every step of the soda and/or juice manufacturing process is already squeezed (taxed) to the limit.


43 posted on 07/22/2012 7:01:23 AM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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TSR, you can bet your bottom dollar that every step of the soda and/or juice manufacturing process is already squeezed (taxed) to the limit.

While everyone is screaming about how heavily taxed the rich are, nobody notices how heavily taxed the rich owned manufacturing process is.
44 posted on 07/22/2012 7:05:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

And in time, she’ll be pushing for a juice tax.


45 posted on 07/22/2012 7:05:40 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: eCSMaster

I say we all pay an extra tax to slap Rosa, Michelle, and any other politician who tries to control our lives through taxation!


46 posted on 07/22/2012 7:16:46 AM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if it was already in the 0bamacare bill.


47 posted on 07/22/2012 7:34:57 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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Hey, this is the logical next step. Cigarettes, soda, candy, and fast food. No surprise here.

Hey, all you smoker haters, your turn will soon be coming up. Hope you enjoy what you’ve enabled,and even supported. Soon the beast will be digging into your pocketbook, then into your personal lives.


48 posted on 07/22/2012 7:47:50 AM PDT by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither; GUN CONTROL= SLAVERY)
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To: eCSMaster
beauty might be only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone...
49 posted on 07/22/2012 8:06:24 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

This delauro thing is one sickening puppy. I am amazaed how this pinheaded, misshapen, grotesque, mental-midget communist is able to form a sentence. People actually voted for this anti-human mess?


50 posted on 07/22/2012 8:20:50 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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