Skip to comments.Coke, bottler launching campaign against soda tax
Posted on 09/29/2009 4:54:17 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Coke, bottler launching campaign against soda tax Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:27pm EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co and its largest independent bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc, are mounting a campaign against a possible U.S. tax on soft drinks.
In addition to a print and digital ad campaign in seven key U.S. markets including Washington, D.C., New York and Los Angeles, the effort will include public relations, speaking engagements and education designed to emphasize to consumers the benefits of a balanced diet and lifestyle that includes exercise.
"Clearly, the threat of a soft drink tax demonstrates the need to better educate our consumers on what we're doing to be part of the solution to the obesity problem in the United States," said Coke spokeswoman Diana Garza, adding that its efforts to fight obesity are ongoing.
There have been increasingly vocal calls for taxes on sugary drinks and junk food to help fight the problem of obesity in the United States.
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>> Coca-Cola ... mounting a campaign against a possible U.S. tax on soft drinks.
Run an add against Socialism and gov’t run health care and I’ll get a case of Coca-Cola.
Run an ‘ad’ (not ‘add’)
Freepers seemed to love tobacco taxes.
Coca Cola = friend
Government = enemy
Coca Cola will be getting a threatening letter soon from one of BO’s henchmen demanding they cease or face the consequences.
Next will be the rib eye tax, the salad dressing tax etc....
“There have been increasingly vocal calls for taxes on sugary drinks and junk food to help fight the problem of obesity in the United States.”
Obama will raise taxes on everything you can think of.
We called this one before the election(fraud).
Obesity has nothing to do with it.
It's all an excuse to confiscate more wealth.
We will some day see a blatant tax on breathing.
The reason for it will appear obviously important to the weak minded.
Wish I had ED, next will be an election tax.
Too late in Illinois, it went into effect Sept 2, '09.
Here comes the ‘evil corporation’ meme the media loves to slather on to opposition of nanny statism. Now it’s “Big Cola”. Hide the kids and grandmas.Oogity Boogity!!!
If they could, they would!
On the eve of Al Gore's award of the Nobel Peace Prize, a think tank wrote the president of the Academy Awards asking that the Oscar given to his film "An Inconvenient Truth" be taken back in response to a British High Court ruling that found 11 serious inaccuracies in the documentary.
Eleven inaccuracies have to be specifically drawn to the attention of school children.
The inaccuracies, according to the court, are:
1. The film claims that melting snows on Mount Kilimanjaro evidence global warming. The Government's expert was forced to concede that this is not correct.
2. The film suggests that evidence from ice cores proves that rising CO2 causes temperature increases over 650,000 years. The court found that the film was misleading: Over that period the rises in CO2 lagged behind the temperature rises by 800-2000 years.
3. The film uses emotive images of Hurricane Katrina and suggests that this has been caused by global warming. The Government's expert had to accept that it was "not possible" to attribute one-off events to global warming.
4. The film shows the drying up of Lake Chad and claims that this was caused by global warming. The Government's expert had to accept that this was not the case.
5. The film claims that a study showed that polar bears had drowned due to disappearing arctic ice. It turned out that Mr. Gore had misread the study: In fact four polar bears drowned, and this was because of a particularly violent storm.
6. The film threatens that global warming could stop the Gulf Stream, throwing Europe into an ice age: The Claimant's evidence was that this was a scientific impossibility.
7. The film blames global warming for species losses including coral reef bleaching. The Government could not find any evidence to support this claim.
8. The film suggests that the Greenland ice covering could melt, causing sea levels to rise dangerously. The evidence is that Greenland will not melt for millennia.
9. The film suggests that the Antarctic ice covering is melting; the evidence was that it is in fact increasing.
. 10. The film suggests that sea levels could rise by seven meters, causing the displacement of millions of people. In fact, the evidence is that sea levels are expected to rise by about 40 centimeters over the next hundred years and that there is no such threat of massive migration.
. 11. The film claims that rising sea levels has caused the evacuation of certain Pacific islands to New Zealand. The Government are unable to substantiate this and the Court observed that this appears to be a false claim.
Exactly! Did Coke think when they “agreed” with cigarette bans that they thought they wouldn’t be next?