Skip to comments.Coke Didn't Make America Fat
Posted on 10/08/2009 6:15:17 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
Americans need more exercise, not another tax.
Obesity is a complex issue, and addressing it is important for all Americans. We at the Coca-Cola company are committed to working with government and health organizations to implement effective solutions to address this problem.
But a number of public-health advocates have already come up with what they think is the solution: heavy taxes on some routine foods and beverages that they have decided are high in calories. The taxes, the advocates acknowledge, are intended to limit consumption of targeted foods and help you to accept the diet that they have determined is best.
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no, all Coke did was to make itself rich, which is the REAL reason the Left is coming after them
Doesn't matter how you "justify" it, as long as the government gets more money.
All money rightfully belongs to the government.
theemptiest blooper of the day
How many people do you know who eat fast food daily and drink a gallon of coke a day yet they are skinny as a rail?
At the same time, there are many like myself who just look at a 7/11 big gulp and gain ten pounds.
Body weight and size are individually determined not only by eating habit choices but by genetics and metabolism.
Diet is not a one plan that works for all.
All those people trying to explain why so many people are fat have obviously never watched fat people eat. It is not what they eat that makes them fat but the humongeous amount of food they consume. Fat people are prodigous eaters. That is why they are fat.
The high-fructose corn syrup in Coke (and other soft drinks) didn’t help.
I lost 25 pounds by cutting out cokes, sweet tea and sugary treats, and BREAD (loaf, rolls, bagels, muffins, etc). Cutting carbs works....................
They’re going after them, because we’re just too stupid to figure out what’s good or bad for us. It’s the Nanny State on full display. Anyone who saw the increase in tobacco taxes, knew this one was coming. Democrats are already wringing their hands preparing to tax junk food and soda pop.
Over processed wheat and sugar are the main culprits.
“It’s difficult to understand why the beverages we and others provide are being targeted as the primary cause of weight gain when 94.5% of caloric intake comes from other foods and beverages”
Same answer as most other questions....
$$$, taxes,Power,fame, etc., etc.
gubmint/$$$ at the bottom of every woodpile...
The cycle begins again. Tax something, and before you even get the expected windfall of ‘free’ money; spend it. Then you realize that the new debt is greater than the new revenue stream. Naturally, the only viable answer is to raise the tax.
Now we run into yet another basic Economic law. How much will an American pay for a can of Coke? At some point, Americans drink less Coke, due to the cost. Now the US Gov’t has not only managed to squander whatever income it has gathered - it will also, like any other parasite, kill it’s host.
How many people work for Coke? Wanna bet this tax will result in layoffs? Some immediate, but as the tax increases and demand plummets - thousands more jobs will follow.
The word is “metabolism”. Mine is so high, I can eat like a horse and it doesn’t show.
How about taking the enormous tax burden off of us so we can relax and afford more vacations, activities, that would keep us healthier?
I’m sure I would weigh 5 lbs less if I was a housewife instead of having to work this desk job so as to provide us a decent kind of life despite all the taxes we are forced to pay.
I went to the Miami Beach Surf Club once, and the waiter asked me if I wanted bottle or fountain Coke.
That was the last time I heard that!
As a rule, I think, if you move more and eat less you’ve gotta lose weight. However, it’s important to eat good things.
When are they going to shut down coke and pepsi for putting all that CARBON DIOXIDE into the air?
With Mother Earth warming at an alarming rate we must stop every single bit of carbon dioxide getting ino the atmosphere!!
I think coke and pepsi are big democrap donors or I am certain we would be hearing this.
Just like we would be hearing the healthful benefits of bathing your lungs in ‘cleansing smoke’ if tobacco companies donated to democraps
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