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California Proposes Soda Tax to Defray Costs of Obesity and Dental Disease
yahoo ^ | april 25, 2013 | Sylvia Cochran

Posted on 04/26/2013 1:38:43 PM PDT by lowbridge

California Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, proposes a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. KGO-TVreports that his controversial bill is currently on its way to the senate's Health Committee for discussion.

How much more expensive would a can of soda be if the tax goes into effect?

The price of each can of sweetened soda would increase by 12 cents.

Which types of beverages will this law affect?

As noted in SB-622, this tax affects all "bottled sweetened beverages" as well as concentrates if they contain more than 25 calories for every 12 ounces of content. Fruit and vegetable juices may also be affected when their natural fruit or vegetable content falls below 50 percent. Furthermore, this tax affects sports drinks, energy drinks and sweetened iced teas.

Which beverages are exempted?

Among the exemptions are concentrates of milk products and those containing "more than 50 percent natural fruit juice" or natural vegetables juice. A provision to exempt plant protein sources as a concentrate was taken out by lawmakers.

What happens to the money the state collects because of the California soda tax?

Monning proposes the creation of a "Children's Health Promotion Fund." The money may be spent on activities that prevent childhood obesity statewide. Examples include educational materials, policy making and public health campaigns. Some of the money would also benefit school nutrition programs, hiring of and training for physical education teachers and the construction of school facilities for recreational activities.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: antisodascam; bullystate; california; californiataxscam; scam; soda; taxes

1 posted on 04/26/2013 1:38:43 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

For crying out loud.

CA is over taxed.

Bloomberg’s disease?


2 posted on 04/26/2013 1:40:46 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: lowbridge

Propose 2.00 tax on wine, and watch em squirm.


3 posted on 04/26/2013 1:41:13 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: lowbridge
the govt can do anything they please....in California, the rats have sealed their existence for ever...the same thing has happened to the rest of America....we will forever have democrats presidents....

that was because the last election, fraudulent as it was, was indeed, the LAST election...the system has been cooked....

so thanks again to the voters who couldn't support Romney.....you gave us bamma and the death of our country, all in one fell swope....

4 posted on 04/26/2013 1:43:12 PM PDT by cherry
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To: lowbridge

Patiently waiting on the next big earthquake...


5 posted on 04/26/2013 1:46:36 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: lowbridge
Silly ! Silly Peasants !


California Proposes More Extortion to __[ insert bullshit du jour here ]__

6 posted on 04/26/2013 1:51:50 PM PDT by tomkat (a nation of spoiled children being 'led' by the very ones who coddled their petulance)
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To: lowbridge; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; metesky; Madame Dufarge; Mears; libertarian27; ...

Nanny State Ping

You were warned...............


7 posted on 04/26/2013 1:51:58 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: lowbridge

Why are they paying for welfare dental, anyway? If a person is obese, then it is their fault. The State should be grateful. They die early, anyway.


8 posted on 04/26/2013 1:53:30 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: stephenjohnbanker

is it safe to drink the water ?


9 posted on 04/26/2013 1:55:34 PM PDT by molson209
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To: lowbridge
For crying out loud! This is what you can expect from a government that has become too gargantuan. Since the state is supporting a very large portion of the population, it feels compelled to dictate how their charges are to live.

Where does the line get drawn? Ultimately, with zero population.....that is where.

This is the final solution!

10 posted on 04/26/2013 1:56:38 PM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: lowbridge

First they came for the smokers.......


11 posted on 04/26/2013 1:58:34 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: lowbridge

The sales tax in CA is 8 to 10%, depending upon the county and city. So, of course the 12 cents on a 12 oz. container will be subject to sales tax, thus making the total cost 13 cents per 12 oz.

Don’t you just love these CA hack pols. A few years ago, when they decided that gasoline would be subject to the state sales tax even though CA has a high per gallon tax. They made the sales tax applicable to the cost of a gallon of gas INCLUDING the state gas tax amount. A tax on a tax??? Hey, no problem. This is California - the land of high taxes, fruits and nuts, and dumb crooked politicians.


12 posted on 04/26/2013 2:00:53 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: lowbridge
What ever happened to the tobacco tax Rob Reiner proposed to go to a children's health fund?

Is the tax doing what liberals said it would (cut down on the number of smokers) and so reducing the amount of money flowing to the fund, so they need more taxes to keep spending up? Is whatever their "funding" not working? Or do libs just want more money to spend?

Hey, Robby! I got an idea: tax movie theater tickets. Think you'd go for that one?

13 posted on 04/26/2013 2:02:09 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I have an idea, let them use the money they’re currently using to subsidize high fructose corn syrup.


14 posted on 04/26/2013 2:02:10 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

LOL!

Perfect.


15 posted on 04/26/2013 2:03:06 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: lowbridge

The ultimate goal is to have all the production and delivery of food and drink in the hands of the government. This is a baby step towards their dream.


16 posted on 04/26/2013 2:08:32 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: cherry
~in California, the rats have sealed their existence for ever~

The problem is,once they urinate in their own bed, they leave for new pastures, but take their stinking liberal mindsets with them to ruin the new place.

17 posted on 04/26/2013 2:11:14 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: lowbridge

It will, of course, go straight to the general fund and disappear...

Go ahead, People’s Democratic Republic of California, tax yourself out of existence. I will do everything in my power to make sure my Congresscritters prevent an Federal Aid getting to you when you go bankrupt!


18 posted on 04/26/2013 2:21:51 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: lowbridge

Anyone remember the Robin Williams movie POPEYE?

One of the themes of the movie was a tax collector who had a tax for everything anyone would do. This is the world Democrats want for us.

Socialism cost money. Rather than make any cuts socialist seek to find a new source of money (and always for the children or for our own good).

As someone who lives in California I say to the tax and spend Democrats go for it. But why stop at such a small tax, go for the gold, tax income at 100%.

All revolutions come down to a government that becomes out of touch with the common folks. The left in this nation today live in a bubble. Most are along the cost and in big cities. They do not know any conservatives. They believe their own propaganda.

Even if 100% of the population support what the left is doing (and I do not think it is anywhere near that level) it is unsustainable. The more they take from those that produce to give to those that do not will eventually result in less to the government. It is human nature and people will find a way around the rules, regulations or taxes, perhaps going Galt.

I seldom make predictions, but this is such a sure thing. If they do impose this special tax, they will not bring in anywhere near the amount they think they will bring in.


19 posted on 04/26/2013 2:23:19 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: lowbridge
Penny per ounce. That's nearly .68 on a 2 liter bottle. Not insignificant.


20 posted on 04/26/2013 2:24:52 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lowbridge

Taxes. Is there any problem they can’t solve?


21 posted on 04/26/2013 2:27:51 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: CIB-173RDABN
Anyone remember the Robin Williams movie POPEYE?

Nope. But you did remind me that a new Popeye's Chicken has opened in my town and I am hungry.

22 posted on 04/26/2013 2:30:20 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: lowbridge
Try as I might, I cannot understand the mindset.

What is wrong with these people?

23 posted on 04/26/2013 2:32:47 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: don-o

Why don’t they have a condom tax to defray the cost of California idiots?


24 posted on 04/26/2013 2:36:47 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: lowbridge

Maybe, just maybe, those effected should eat less and do more flossing. Just sayin’.


25 posted on 04/26/2013 2:39:23 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: lowbridge
Fruit and vegetable juices may also be affected when their natural fruit or vegetable content falls below 50 percent.

Grape and carrot juice have more sugar and calories than soda. Grapes the size and sugar content of malt balls are not natural.

26 posted on 04/26/2013 2:40:59 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: Toespi

“Why don’t they have a condom tax to defray the cost of California idiots?”

‘Cause they’re too stupid to use condoms.


27 posted on 04/26/2013 2:42:03 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: lowbridge

“activities that prevent childhood obesity statewide”

Are they going to bring back recess?


28 posted on 04/26/2013 2:45:19 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: lowbridge

Dental disease?? Dental should not be covered for the poor. It is nearly impossible for middle class to afford dentistry. The poor should not get it for free.


29 posted on 04/26/2013 2:45:59 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: lowbridge

The next California/Maryland state tax will be a special tax on people who have cancer. Because cancer costs so much to treat. Yes, I do believe California/Maryland and Obama and his Democrats would do something like that.


30 posted on 04/26/2013 2:46:57 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: MrB

I have an idea, let them use the money they’re currently using to subsidize high fructose corn syrup.


Oh my gosh! I love it!!


31 posted on 04/26/2013 2:47:03 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: lowbridge

California is so far gone that the next congress will need to dust off the post-Civil War Reconstruction Act and appoint a military governor to take down the democrat commies and fascists and lock them up.


32 posted on 04/26/2013 4:03:09 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: lowbridge

How about quit paying all that money to welfare recipients and allowing thm ot use it in strip clubs & crap? How about that instead?!


33 posted on 04/26/2013 4:37:34 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Mind!)
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To: lowbridge

That’s the strategy that Rats in the Massachusetts legislature and State House use.You can bet your bottom dollar that in California,like Massachusetts,this tax money will be used to fund EBT cards,”undocumented workers” and juicier salaries and pensions for those “working” in the “public sector”.


34 posted on 04/26/2013 5:29:24 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: lowbridge; SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; ..
Need I say it?

***IF WE SIMPLY GOT RID OF SOCIALIZED MEDICINE AND THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE RACKET, THERE WOULD NOT BE ANY NEED FOR THESE MEASURES***

Nanny State PING!

35 posted on 04/26/2013 6:11:08 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


36 posted on 04/26/2013 9:12:17 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
We always knew that controlling health care was the opening the nanny staters needed to controlling how people eat and behave. Now they can use the excuse "We don't want to pay for...", so whatever people do the majority either doesn't like or doesn't care about will be in the crosshairs, just like cigarettes, motrocycle helmets, seat belts, big gulps, all are.

Once you have established precedent for regulating anything a willing adult knowingly puts in their body, you have established precedent for regulating everything a willing adult knowingly puts in their body.

The precedent is long established. Now people will get to see just how far that power can reach in the 'wrong' hands.

37 posted on 04/27/2013 12:59:10 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Toespi
Why don’t they have a condom tax to defray the cost of California idiots?

Tax condoms and they'll just use it as an excuse to breed more. (Reality, not just some Fluke)

38 posted on 04/27/2013 1:01:45 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: lowbridge

First they came for the tobacco users and many a FReeper celebrated. Well, they were warned and now they get to reap the fruits of their joy.


39 posted on 04/29/2013 6:46:26 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: don-o

While you are there at Popeye’s, would you mind picking me up some of those new cajun chicken strips and some cole slaw?

I can do without the sugary soda.

Thanks!


40 posted on 04/29/2013 6:57:32 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: dforest

my favorite also


41 posted on 04/29/2013 6:59:35 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: dforest

Did not make it Friday, but feels like a plan for lunch today. Not a big fan of Cajun type food, though.


42 posted on 04/29/2013 6:59:53 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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