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I don't drink soda
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:29am

so I don't have a personal stake in this.

I doubt that the state has any sincere interest in everyone's personal health. OTOH, I don't think the state is plotting behind closed doors to get us. I think they just see the tax payer/consumer as a resource (a source of money to tap into).

  • The Philly Soda TaxKen C, Mon Sep 10 12:36pm
    Philadelphia raised their tax on soda, but the city right next to them didn't. So some people went across the street to their neighboring cities to buy soda, and Philadelphia lost their business.... more
      • I don't like bans, I like freedom.Ken C, Tue Sep 11 5:55pm
        I don't just want freedom for me, I also want freedom for people who are different from me.
        • How far can we go with that?Sprout, Wed Sep 12 12:06pm
          As a general rule I agree... And if we, as a society, weren't stuck with the bill, I'd be a pretty far extreme libertarian. I'm a fan of the old saying, "your right to swing your fist ends at the tip ... more
          • I know some people don't want a "Nanny State', but I'm in favor of it in some ways. I like reasonable taxes to gently discourage bad behavior and promote good behavior. It looks like the constitution ... more
            • I think the line falls betweenSprout, Wed Sep 12 2:01pm
              GENERAL welfare and INDIVIDUAL welfare... Promote the general welfare is about providing things like roads that everyone uses. Infrastructure projects to bring clean water to a city. Bridges to... more
    • I don't drink soda — Ennui, Tue Sep 11 7:29am
    • I don't have any beef with using Sprout, Tue Sep 11 6:55am
      sugary drink taxes to subsidize healthier alternatives... But while certainly it is EASIER to do many things nationally, the constitution is quite clear that the federal gov't is intended to be... more
      • Re: I don't have any beef with using Ennui, Tue Sep 11 7:30am
        "And I do think that trying to make you stop drinking soda is well outside of the scope of federal power authorized in the US Constitution." Agreed
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