Skip to comments.Rep. DeLauro: Tax Every Teaspoon of Sugar
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 teaspoon4.2 gramsof 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.
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I think we need to tax Congressional legislation.
For a Democrat the only thing better than taxing “sin” is spending the money it brings in.
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.
I’m so thrilled we have a nanny government that really cares for us.
Next they’ll want to impose a tax on each cup of tea.
Ronnie is a lot better-looking! She makes my stomach churn!
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.
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.
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!
does this mean no more import controls and price supports too?
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?
you can tell what libtards are really for, or against, by how they want to tax it and restrict it.
cigarettes? you bet.
ammo? oh my god yes.
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.
Is she really a woman?
Frau Blücher! (horses whinny)
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)
The worlds ugliest women seeking more attention, talk about a glutton for punishment.
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