On Thu, 04 Mar 2010 07:14:22 -0600, Andy wrote:
> Philadelphia, PA: Sugar tax on drinks proposal: 2¢ per oz.
"Philadelphia officials say the sugar-sweetened beverage tax will
finance obesity prevention programs, deter the consumption of
unhealthy beverages, and generate revenue for the city."
This is why people like Joseph Stack fly airplanes into buildings
and kill people.
This is a ridiculous tax that costs more than the product itself
($.24 on 12oz - I can get cans of soda out of a machine for $.25).
And then they try and feed people this total bull**** about how the
money will be used to fund "obesity prevention programs" when that's
not the case at all. The reason for the tax was clear: We Need More
Money for the City Coffers.
It's pathetic the way they try and hide these political games under
guises such as "We're doing it for the children!". They're doing it
for *themselves* and not the good of the city or the people.
Unfortunately the dumb and gullible outnumber the smart and wise.