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Nevada assemblyman proposes fast food tax
Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 | 3:56 p.m | Matt Woolbright, Associated Press

Posted on 02/16/2013 8:43:44 AM PST by redreno

The price of many fast food items would tick up slightly if one assemblyman's bill makes it through the Nevada Legislature.

Democratic Las Vegas Assemblyman Harvey Munford introduced Assembly Bill 122 during the floor session Thursday. The bill proposes a 5-cent tax, paid by the customer, for each item over 500 calories.

Munford says he hopes the tax would deter people from eating out so frequently. He adds that the revenue would be directed to helping hospitals and improving Nevada's education system.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 500; democrats; fastfood; nevada; taxes; whopper

1 posted on 02/16/2013 8:43:50 AM PST by redreno
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To: redreno
Munford says he hopes the tax would deter people from eating out so frequently.

How about a tax on abortions then, Einstein?

2 posted on 02/16/2013 8:47:54 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: redreno

Obviously this guy has no experience in accounting or setting up register systems. Basing a tax on calories? Top that burden with increase in minimum wage and healthcare rules who in their right mind would want to own a hamburger joint?


3 posted on 02/16/2013 8:48:51 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Just make EBT cards non-functional in ‘fast food’ restaurants and society would be amazed at the weight loss in targeted populations.


4 posted on 02/16/2013 8:51:41 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: redreno
These are the same idiots that want to raise the minimum wage which causes fast food restraunts to cut staff but they think this grows the economy.

Totally clueless to how the real business world works.

5 posted on 02/16/2013 8:58:06 AM PST by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: Newbomb Turk

Here in Indiana they are wanting toincrease the $ valuation of farmland and estimate an additional $57 million in revenue!

That is $57 million taken from producers and given to non-producers.


6 posted on 02/16/2013 9:00:44 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Blueflag

“Just make EBT cards non-functional in ‘fast food’ restaurants and society would be amazed at the weight loss in targeted populations.”

My first job was bagboy in a bad neighborhood. I was astonished that the vast majority of the grossly fat patrons were on food stamps. How is it that the “poor” in America are the grossly fat people and the “rich” are, as a general rule, much more reasonably proportioned? I have always wondered if an eating disorder was part of a larger issue that also included an inability or unwillingness to work for a living.

Here’s a clue. When your thighs have no visible separation until below your knees, you’re grossly fat.


7 posted on 02/16/2013 9:01:03 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: redreno
Lawmakers like this need to be reminded that we live in a very diverse society. We have a lot of intelligent, well-educated people but we also have a lot of less intelligent, frankly ignorant people. This politician has been placed in a position of power to represent all of the people, including people who make poor personal choices.

We still have smokers, we have people who abuse alcohol/drugs, we have people who won't exercise, and we have people who chronically eat garbage. It's tragic, really, but these people should not be singled out and punished with taxes.

Sir, represent all the people, not just your more capable friends.

8 posted on 02/16/2013 9:02:34 AM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Tau Food

I propose a tax on all legislation be charged to the original authors of said bills. Double the tax if it doesn’t affect themselves or if they are exempt from it.


9 posted on 02/16/2013 9:12:10 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: redreno

If this clown wants to get anywhere in Nevada politics he had better make sure that Taco Bell is exempt.


10 posted on 02/16/2013 9:17:15 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: redreno

The real reasons for this clown’s bill to raise taxes can be determined by Google+Democrat+taxes+spend.


11 posted on 02/16/2013 9:17:51 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: redreno
Munford says he hopes the tax would deter people from eating out so frequently.

Osama Obama actually had a good idea a few years back that I'm sure this clown would love.Osama said that one way to help our economy is for people to scratch Las Vegas from their list of vacation destinations.How do ya like *them* apples,Harvey old boy?

12 posted on 02/16/2013 9:21:42 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: redreno

yeah.... great idea Einstien try to deter people from eating out and putting money into the cities economy.


13 posted on 02/16/2013 9:34:21 AM PST by Daryl Dixson (7.62 x 51 Diplomacy)
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To: redreno

So all you blue collar workers getting off shift in Elko or Winnemucca, when you’re buying that burger and fries and get sticker shock... remember... a democrat did that.


14 posted on 02/16/2013 9:34:28 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: jsanders2001

Yes, and everyone else who votes for it!!


15 posted on 02/16/2013 9:52:44 AM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: redreno
Munford says he hopes the tax would deter people from eating out so frequently.

Incredible. And this mental midget works in a state that lives on the tourist industry and is just digging out from the last Obama disaster.

Here's a question. Is "fast food" any less healthy than the standard casino buffet? Those all-you-can-eat ones are probably worse for your health than Wendy's or Burger King. How well would a tax on casino buffets go over with the mob bosses?

16 posted on 02/16/2013 10:27:20 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: redreno
To add knowledge to the story;

Mr Munford (b: 1940) is a retired Las Vegas school teacher and former pro basketball player with the LA Lakers.

Remember the mantra of the left about getting Republicans out of their bedrooms? I want Democrats out of my LIFE, period!

17 posted on 02/16/2013 10:32:29 AM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: redreno

If people dined out less often, there would be room for this slut in all the restaurants, so he could dine out as often as he does without waiting.


18 posted on 02/16/2013 10:32:55 AM PST by DPMD
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To: redreno

Idiot. Bill is DOA. Much of Nevada’s economy depends on dining out.


19 posted on 02/16/2013 10:43:07 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: SES1066

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20 posted on 02/16/2013 10:52:39 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: redreno

At the rate food prices are going up, people will stop dining out altogether.

Fast food places can make portions smaller to meet 499 calories.


21 posted on 02/16/2013 11:45:42 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

All the tax revenue would be lost due to the price of accounting. What will it cost to amend the system to even accept the nickles?


22 posted on 02/16/2013 12:05:04 PM PST by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: redreno
Munford says he hopes the tax would deter people from eating out so frequently.

Liar. You know 5 cents won't change anyone's behavior. It's just the next revenue grab from our licensed thieves.

23 posted on 02/16/2013 12:27:59 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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Just put a fat tax on people. Everyday your BMI is over 26 its a dollar. Over 30 it’s 5 dollars.

That should solve everything, correct liberals?


24 posted on 02/16/2013 12:35:33 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: redreno

The following bills are under consideration in Oregon:

HB 2905 - Birdseed Tax
HB 2687 - Mandates car headlights on at all times
HB 2352 - Celebrates Dull & Boring Day. (Sister City program)
HB 2331 – Tax on soda pop
HB 2427 - Bans canola oil farms
SB 113 - Civil penalty to use a plastic bag in a grocery store

Republicans should vote no, but also need to be preparing advertising for the next election cycle:

“You voted for Democrats & this is what you got. Maybe you need to re-think things in the next election!”


25 posted on 02/16/2013 1:21:43 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: redreno
Just another communist...move along...nothing to see here.

FMCDH(BITS)

26 posted on 02/16/2013 5:22:12 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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