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Rep. DeLauro: Tax Every Teaspoon of Sugar
Cybercast News Service ^ | August 1, 2014 - 2:23 PM | Eric Scheiner

Posted on 08/02/2014 10:11:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) introduced this week the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET Act), which aims to institute a tax of one cent per teaspoon—4.2 grams—of sugar, high fructose corn syrup or caloric sweetener.

The measure (HB 5279), introduced Wednesday says, “A 20-ounce bottle of soda contains about 16 teaspoons of sugars. Yet, the American Heart Association recommends that Americans consume no more than six to nine teaspoons of sugar per day.”

Even though the manufacturers of the sweet drinks are targeted to pay the tax, the text of the bill itself notes that the goal is to reduce public consumption through a price increase.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: nannystate; rosadelauro; sugartax; totalitarian
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1 posted on 08/02/2014 10:11:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I think we need to tax Congressional legislation.


2 posted on 08/02/2014 10:13:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai

For a Democrat the only thing better than taxing “sin” is spending the money it brings in.


3 posted on 08/02/2014 10:13:59 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Olog-hai

4 posted on 08/02/2014 10:14:52 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Olog-hai

The states need to start putting some propositions on the ballots allowing the voters to decide if we should tax the hell out of politicians. I’d vote yes.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 10:16:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m so thrilled we have a nanny government that really cares for us.


6 posted on 08/02/2014 10:17:56 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: Olog-hai

Next they’ll want to impose a tax on each cup of tea.

Wait...


7 posted on 08/02/2014 10:18:39 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: martin_fierro

Ronnie is a lot better-looking! She makes my stomach churn!


8 posted on 08/02/2014 10:19:09 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Olog-hai

If 5 percent seems to small ( George Harrison was talking about being taxed in the upper 95 percent rate ) be thankful I don’t take it all, TAXMAN ! cause I’m the taxman.


9 posted on 08/02/2014 10:27:48 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Olog-hai
We should tax every word you say you brainless stupid head. For the RATS, a tax is always the resolution to every problem, and with every tax comes another tax. It never ends, never..... Always remember, taxation is for two reasons, and two only: revenue and control, usually but not always in that order.
10 posted on 08/02/2014 10:28:06 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Olog-hai

To think that Connecticut was one of our 13 original colonies. Thank God this woman and the rest of her liberal heathen friends weren’t around in the revolutionary days.


11 posted on 08/02/2014 10:28:10 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Olog-hai

Oh yes, that’s exactly why I vote for representatives in my government, to tell me exactly how I should live my life by way of social engineering via taxation that will persuade me to live my life as my government dictates!


12 posted on 08/02/2014 10:28:39 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Olog-hai

does this mean no more import controls and price supports too?


13 posted on 08/02/2014 10:29:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Olog-hai

The sad part is, with the advent of government controlled health care, it is only a matter of time before they will demand we live as they dictate in order to keep health care costs down.

Gee, that could NEVER happen, could it?


14 posted on 08/02/2014 10:30:51 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Olog-hai

you can tell what libtards are really for, or against, by how they want to tax it and restrict it.

cigarettes? you bet.

soda? yes.

sugar? yes.

ammo? oh my god yes.

abortion? nope.

look at how they go after certain things and don’t others. shove this in their faces the next time they tell you the lie they want abortion to be rare. if it were true they’d be going after abortion the same they go after the things they hate. any excuse they offer can be turned around on them.


15 posted on 08/02/2014 10:56:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: martin_fierro

Is she really a woman?


16 posted on 08/02/2014 11:00:54 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: Olog-hai

Frau Blücher! (horses whinny)


17 posted on 08/02/2014 11:11:04 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Olog-hai

A spoonful of sugar makes the deficit go down,
the deficit go doooown, the deficit go down,
Yes a spoonful of sugar makes the deficit go down
in a most financial way.

(with apologies to Julie Andrews)

CC


18 posted on 08/02/2014 11:22:08 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Olog-hai
We need to tax UGLY!

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19 posted on 08/03/2014 12:22:22 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The worlds ugliest women seeking more attention, talk about a glutton for punishment.


20 posted on 08/03/2014 3:25:56 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: martin_fierro

Hate to say this Martin, but Ron Wood is better looking.


21 posted on 08/03/2014 3:39:36 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: martin_fierro

What if ballots had pictures of the candidates on them?


22 posted on 08/03/2014 3:48:29 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Olog-hai

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) is living proof that some kinds of ugliness are not just skin-deep.


23 posted on 08/03/2014 4:41:41 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Olog-hai

The sugar lobby will shred her


24 posted on 08/03/2014 4:42:59 AM PDT by Figment
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To: Olog-hai

Rep. DeLauro. (Rep.: abbreviation of Reptile)


25 posted on 08/03/2014 4:45:50 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Olog-hai

The Wooster Street Monster is more than happy to slap a regressive tax on the useful idiots who regularly vote for her. They know the money will just come back in the form of more entitlements.


26 posted on 08/03/2014 4:54:31 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: Olog-hai

Thus adding $10.90 to a ten pound sack of sugar. Who knows what it will do to the price of beer because malt will get it, too.


27 posted on 08/03/2014 5:09:00 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Olog-hai

I was no fan of trans-fats and I’m glad to see them gone. Next on my list is HFCS...maybe should not be ingesting that crap either, so if she wants to tax it, FINE WITH ME. I’d like to see it gone one way or the other.

But leave sugar alone - as long as it’s real sugar there’s no harm in eating it.


28 posted on 08/03/2014 5:12:23 AM PDT by BobL
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To: martin_fierro

LOL - You need to add Mick Jagger to your comparison.

She does proves that looks are DEFINITELY not a consideration when it comes to Democrats selecting their Reps.


29 posted on 08/03/2014 5:13:38 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Paladin2

I find taxing sugar, salt, and other essential commodities of a persons diet or life, unconstitutional. Maybe tax the artificial sweeteners.


30 posted on 08/03/2014 5:34:58 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Olog-hai

CRIKEY! Will someone PLEASE drop a house on her already?

How is it that the left has been able to tap into an unlimited supply of the people?!?


31 posted on 08/03/2014 5:35:52 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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Can we tax ugly and stupid too? At first glance, I thought this was satire. I never met a dim who didn’t want another tax.


32 posted on 08/03/2014 5:37:26 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Paladin2
I think we need to tax Congressional legislation.

Better still is to tax traitorous Demonicrats for breathing. Let's hope that someday that tax is no longer used.

33 posted on 08/03/2014 5:42:56 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Olog-hai
Hey, Rosie, if it's so dangerous, shouldn't it be outlawed?

Just think of all the feral government DEA agents you could provide jobs for, and all the property you could steal under the asset forfeiture laws!

34 posted on 08/03/2014 5:43:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Secret Agent Man

You forgot farts. They want to tax them too.


35 posted on 08/03/2014 6:45:19 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Olog-hai

Does she intend to include High Fructose Corn Syrup? Inquiring minds want to know.


36 posted on 08/03/2014 6:52:45 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Olog-hai
Rep. DeLauro: Tax Every Teaspoon of Sugar

It was exactly this kind of thinking that sparked the original Tea Party in Boston Harbor. Wonder what the constituents of her own district think of this?

37 posted on 08/03/2014 7:34:22 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: BobL
.....maybe should not be ingesting that crap either, so if she wants to tax it, FINE WITH ME.

You want to increase our taxes because you're a scientific illiterate?

How conservative of you.

38 posted on 08/03/2014 10:10:15 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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39 posted on 08/03/2014 10:11:14 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Mase

” You want to increase our taxes because you’re a scientific illiterate? How conservative of you.”

I want that CRAP off the market. Sugar is JUST FINE.


40 posted on 08/03/2014 10:37:00 AM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL

So giving in to the liberals’ way is the way to eliminate the alleged “crap”?

Nobody buys HFCS voluntarily, for the record; it’s an additive. If people want to vote with their feet and buy stuff that contains it, versus looking for the stuff that contains sucrose instead, then that’s the free market.


41 posted on 08/03/2014 10:46:20 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

We should tax liberal idiocy, instead.


42 posted on 08/03/2014 11:04:45 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Olog-hai

If we taxed ugly, she could pay off the national debt.


43 posted on 08/03/2014 11:05:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BobL
But leave sugar alone - as long as it’s real sugar there’s no harm in eating it.

There is fructose in your sugar, shhhhhhhhh.

44 posted on 08/03/2014 11:07:36 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: dfwgator

Seems that the comparisons with the archetypal witch go beyond the merely facetious. Why such a preponderance of female politicians with that same lack of “healthy” physical appearance among the liberals?


45 posted on 08/03/2014 11:13:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Feminism was created so as to give unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society. - Rush Limbaugh Undeniable Truth #24


46 posted on 08/03/2014 11:16:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Toddsterpatriot

I figured that I wouldn’t make any friends going after HFCS...but I do what I feel is right, and I actually do believe there is a place for governments to protect us. For example, I know that Houston’s smog would rival Peking’s if the EPA hadn’t cleaned up cars.

...of course there are limits and forcing California to close shop because some 2” fish wants fresh water (and thereby forcing most of California’s fresh water to drain directly to the ocean) is INSANE. But I still believe in some regulation, because BIG BUSINESS is simply incapable of regulating itself, as PROVEN by the mortgage crisis not long ago, when they JUMPING OVER EACH OTHER to loan $500,000 to people making $50k per year and never having a prayer of paying it back.

Anyway, hopefully the market will at least put an end to HFCS, even if the government won’t.


47 posted on 08/03/2014 11:18:09 AM PDT by BobL
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I figured that I wouldn’t make any friends going after HFCS...

I'm trying to figure out why HFCS is bad, but the fructose in your real sugar is good.

Maybe you can explain?

48 posted on 08/03/2014 11:25:22 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Olog-hai

If they Taxed Ugly, she would have to declare Bankruptcy.


49 posted on 08/03/2014 11:25:31 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Things can always be worse and the Democrat Party is here to prove it.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

“I’m trying to figure out why HFCS is bad, but the fructose in your real sugar is good.”

It’s the conversion of the sugar type, totally messes it up. Anyway, little old me won’t have any effect, but people are now moving away from that junk regardless.


50 posted on 08/03/2014 11:31:46 AM PDT by BobL
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