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A Taxing Tonic: Rep. DeLauro Wants Federal Soda Tax
CNSNews ^ | June 9, 2014 | Eric Scheiner

Posted on 06/09/2014 10:11:40 AM PDT by jazusamo

Video at source.

(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) says she’s getting ready to propose a federal soda tax, “I am working on legislation right now to tax sugar-sweetened drinks, like sodas, in a way that reflects the serious damage they are doing to our health.”

DeLauro made the recorded comments for the Center For Science In The Public Interest“National Soda Summit” on June 5th.

"When a two-liter cola is 99 cents and blueberries are over three dollars, something has gone very wrong," DeLauro says.

“It is long past time that we pass and support policies that work to our better health instead. With that in mind I’m working on legislation right now to tax sugar-sweetened drinks, like sodas, in a way that reflects the serious damage they are doing to our health.”

DeLauro continued, “I hope to introduce legislation in a matter of weeks.”

This isn’t the first time DeLauro has poured out her thoughts on a national soda tax. She had previously mentioned the idea during a press conference on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in 2012.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: delauro; nannystate; sodatax
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WARNING: Video is graphic, Rep. DeLauro in it and knows what's best for us.
1 posted on 06/09/2014 10:11:40 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Never watch a Commie!


2 posted on 06/09/2014 10:12:27 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: jazusamo

Another day, another Liberal Idiot crawls out from under the poop.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 10:12:53 AM PDT by madison10
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To: jazusamo
If they're that dangerous you should outlaw soft drinks, Rosie.

Seems like all you really want is your skim.

4 posted on 06/09/2014 10:13:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: madison10

Can somebody remind me what freedom was like?


5 posted on 06/09/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: jazusamo

I drink pop and I’m good looking.

Whatever DeLauro is drinking is causing her to resemble Medusa.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 10:15:04 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: jazusamo

[ “When a two-liter cola is 99 cents and blueberries are over three dollars, something has gone very wrong,” DeLauro says. ]

Supply / Demand you Communist F-tard....


7 posted on 06/09/2014 10:15:59 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: jazusamo

Rosa Delauro looks as if she Needs a few 2 liter bottles of Coka Cola to get some meat on her bones.


8 posted on 06/09/2014 10:16:22 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: jazusamo
Her argument is invalid. She's comparing cola and berries...
9 posted on 06/09/2014 10:16:31 AM PDT by MRadtke (Light a candle or curse the darkness?)
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To: vette6387

10 posted on 06/09/2014 10:16:45 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: jazusamo

Reason number #1,232,562 to keep the Congress in Republican hands this November, in case you needed another...


11 posted on 06/09/2014 10:16:55 AM PDT by apillar
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To: relictele

I hate you.

Had no idea who this person is or what she looks like.

Your comment caused me to click on the link.

Like I said. I hate you.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 10:17:07 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: relictele

Gotta be prune juice.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 10:17:52 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
She admits government policies make high fructose corn syrup cheaper to use so to combat the problem, she proposes ........ Government policies. Will someone please put this troll back under her bridge.
14 posted on 06/09/2014 10:18:28 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: jazusamo
When a two-liter cola is 99 cents and blueberries are over three dollars, something has gone very wrong

She might want to look at cost of producing high fructose corn syrup and the influence of federal corn subsidies on that.

15 posted on 06/09/2014 10:19:13 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

LOL! I warned you:)


16 posted on 06/09/2014 10:19:46 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: madison10

You know what would actually drive up the cost of soda pop?? And not cost the Guberment ONE single F-ing cent.... In fact it would SAVE the gubermint a LOT of money??????

END THE CORN SUBSIDY, Especially the subsidy to Big Agriculture!

But this libtard would NEVER EVER consider that would he.....????


17 posted on 06/09/2014 10:19:49 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: jazusamo

Ruth Buzzi’s unfunny, communist sister.


18 posted on 06/09/2014 10:20:37 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: jazusamo

Minorities and single moms hit hardest.


19 posted on 06/09/2014 10:21:31 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: vette6387

You can’t do that.

You always have to keep your eye on them.


20 posted on 06/09/2014 10:21:55 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: tbpiper

[ She might want to look at cost of producing high fructose corn syrup and the influence of federal corn subsidies on that. ]

NAILED IT!

Government creates one problem by shoving money into the pockets of it’s cronies only to try to solve that problem by reaching into the pockets of another business.....

One of my idiot relatives is a democtrat farmer, i once told him that they should end gov subsidies and he was all pissed off, then i told him I would also lower the income tax at the same time, he looked dumbfounded...


21 posted on 06/09/2014 10:22:23 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; relictele
Your comment caused me to click on the link.

Like I said. I hate you.

OMFG!!!!


22 posted on 06/09/2014 10:24:01 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: freedumb2003

No kidding...


23 posted on 06/09/2014 10:24:51 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Beauty is but skin deep. But dat ugly goes right to the bone!


24 posted on 06/09/2014 10:24:56 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate to those who hate truth.)
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To: jazusamo

Oh goody, another tax on the poor. Women and children hardest hit.
BTW wouldn’t you love to know how many people add sugar to their blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries? I’ll bet it’s a large number. Ever think of that Rosa?


25 posted on 06/09/2014 10:26:07 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Fortunately, the fab that I’m in at the moment has an eyewash station.

Now, if I can just find the steel wool...


26 posted on 06/09/2014 10:26:54 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: jazusamo

I absolutely oppose this (despite the fact I gave up drinking this stuff going on four years ago)


27 posted on 06/09/2014 10:28:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jazusamo

How about not selling sodas to anyone under the age of 21, just like alcohol?.....................


28 posted on 06/09/2014 10:30:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: jazusamo
If Abe Vidoda and a wet cat had a baby, then hit it fifty times in the face with a rake...


29 posted on 06/09/2014 10:32:07 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I hate you. Had no idea who this person is or what she looks like. Your comment caused me to click on the link. Like I said. I hate you.

And your little dog too!....................

30 posted on 06/09/2014 10:32:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: jazusamo

Rosa DeLauro is the woman Helen Thomas always wanted to be.


31 posted on 06/09/2014 10:32:32 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: dead

Vigoda!


32 posted on 06/09/2014 10:33:08 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I agree and am in the same boat, can’t even remember when I last drank a soda.


33 posted on 06/09/2014 10:33:30 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Please don't hate me.

34 posted on 06/09/2014 10:34:44 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: dead

LOL!


35 posted on 06/09/2014 10:36:26 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: smoothsailing

They could be sisters but Rosa eats blueberries and Helen drank soda. :-)


36 posted on 06/09/2014 10:36:48 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I propose a punitive tax on social engineers. Or maybe just an extended hunting season, no tag required.


37 posted on 06/09/2014 10:37:09 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Delta Dawn

Can somebody remind me what freedom was like?


Kris had it right, “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.”

There are a lot of free people where I live in KY. They live in mobile homes with holes in the floors where the wood has rotted, and they drive beater cars with not one straight fender, and they always buy their tires used.


38 posted on 06/09/2014 10:39:31 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: dead

I think we should tax ugly based on degree of ugly. That ought to put her out of business


39 posted on 06/09/2014 10:40:38 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Forget sodas/pop...we need a tax on crones.


40 posted on 06/09/2014 10:41:51 AM PDT by madison10
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

bttt


41 posted on 06/09/2014 10:43:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: jazusamo

“”When a two-liter cola is 99 cents and blueberries are over three dollars, something has gone very wrong,”

Typical of a liberal, though, her fix is to cause as much pain as possible, while raising more of our dough for her to spend. Don’t dare explore ways to use the market to reduce the price of blueberries, but make everything more expensive.


42 posted on 06/09/2014 10:43:58 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: jazusamo

Liberty offends her.


43 posted on 06/09/2014 10:44:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dead

What we have here is the Original Wicked Witch of the East.This one missed having a house falling on her.


44 posted on 06/09/2014 10:46:44 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: jazusamo

Dang, Foxon Park Soda is in her district. They make a great 7 1/2 oz. soda that would be PUMMELED by a per container tax.


45 posted on 06/09/2014 10:51:39 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: jazusamo

Well, we knew that tax increases could stop the climate from warming, but who knew tax increases could cure obesity???


46 posted on 06/09/2014 10:52:40 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: jazusamo

I like it!

And a salty food tax (Hot Pockets, Ramen noodles, chips), a low economy car tax (older cars of college students), a video game tax (anti-couch potato), and a fat nurse tax (just because).


47 posted on 06/09/2014 10:53:21 AM PDT by polymuser
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To: GraceG

LOL, miss the guy more every day.


48 posted on 06/09/2014 10:54:27 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: jazusamo

Is she going to take the additional tax money and use it to lower the price of blueberries?


49 posted on 06/09/2014 10:56:46 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: colorado tanker

Yep, libs/commies have it figured out, just tax everything.


50 posted on 06/09/2014 10:57:36 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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