NYS has declared a "fat tax" on all non-diet soft drinks. For your favorite beverage, we now have to pay 18% more for it than the diet alternative, which is loaded with artificial sweetners. Which do you feel is better? Do you think this is government taking things a bit too far?
Answer by lynnem1211 at 1:36 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
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Answer by Chandra034 at 1:37 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
The creeping of socialism into our country. The Federal Government once was contained by the Constitution---but they have slowly eroded States' Rights and thus individual rights. Even Obama doesn't think the Constitution is "viable". It is sick and sad. But thanks to people wanting the Government to take care of everything--we have such stupid taxes. It was said decades ago---If the Government is taking care of the people--who is taking care of the Government? Government does not produce any goods to support itself--only what it takes from the people--and the people are gladly handing over rights for security. It is a sad.
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Answer by mrssundin at 1:53 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
It is a fact we are chronically obese as a society. To the point where it is costing us, at an individual level, more for our own personal health care expenses (with our current health care system) as a direct result of so many over weight American citizens. Diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, poor circulation, back and joint pain, muscles that are being stressed due to too much weight...ect. Something has to be done. I am not sure how I feel about taxing non diet drinks in either direction. Artificial sweeteners have not been proven affective as a way to keep weight down - just the opposite. It gets the taste buds used to the sweetness and crave sweet. Still, I agree we need an active plan to get us in better shape as a nation. Answers? I don't think there is a single mom on here who knows all the answers.
Answer by frogdawg at 2:02 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
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