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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:34 am 
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"Furthermore, soda taxes are regressive, hurting low-income earners the most. Philadelphia's experience serves as a cautionary tale for other areas weighing similar beverage taxes," the group said.


That's the demographic they were wanting to "help". Low income and the poor generally have higher rates of obesity and probably consume more sugary drinks than other classes.

So shut up and hand over those Cokes. We're the government and we're trying to help you from yourself, dammit!

And if we create a soft drink black market as a result...

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Poindexter wrote:
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"Furthermore, soda taxes are regressive, hurting low-income earners the most. Philadelphia's experience serves as a cautionary tale for other areas weighing similar beverage taxes," the group said.


That's the demographic they were wanting to "help". Low income and the poor generally have higher rates of obesity and probably consume more sugary drinks than other classes.

So shut up and hand over those Cokes. We're the government and we're trying to help you from yourself, dammit!

And if we create a soft drink black market as a result...


You'll have people runnng home brewed versions of Pepsi in the General Lee, driving away from the inept Philadelphia revenooers. ;-)

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Stupid poor people deserve to be taxed. If they were smart, they would drink Chardonnay.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:05 am 
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doggie wrote:
Stupid poor people deserve to be taxed. If they were smart, they would drink Chardonnay.

Chardonnay is way overrated, I prefer pinot gris, pinot grigio, riesling or gewürztraminer over chardonnay.

Cin cin.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:00 am 
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Wine is vile.

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EUBanana wrote:
Wine is vile.

In vino veritas. ;)

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Partial to French & Italian reds, the Bickendorf REWE market carries a super-tasty Primitivo (Sicilian IIRC) @8.99€ , they got that stuff in "organic" as well for an extra 3, no difference IMO.

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