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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

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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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How about federal tax on Kool Aid.


14 posted on 07/22/2012 5:22:14 AM PDT by windcliff
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“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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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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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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