Skip to comments.Rep. Rosa DeLauro: Congress Should Consider Federal Tax on Soda Pop
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 youre 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 dont need a rocket scientist to tell you what youre going to buy, DeLauro said. Youre 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.
Nanny State PING!
Yeah, because if we are short of one thing it's taxes. Being as how the economy is doing so well and everything.
Of course, Buffet’s Coca Cola would be exempted.
I say a federal tax on every bloviation from a D polititian
Buffet, Buffett, whatever.
Rosa, Rosa, you ignorant slut.
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.
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.
Better yet do away with thw hole SNAP program then the Feds would not have to worry about it.
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?
I use frozen juice concentrate.
I buy it with my own money.
How about federal tax on Kool Aid.
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.
Cut her some slack. She’s a Communist. They don’t understand what the term “competition” means.
Your own money ? You didn’t earn that. Someone else did.
” regular cola” .. as opposed to what? Does it matter what kind of cola? Political/legal extraneous words.
It’s way past the time for a major, major house cleaning throughout the federal government.
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