Obama’s Soda Sin Tax the New Obamacare … Taking a Failed State Policy to the National Level

 

President Obama has never met a tax he didn’t like. Even one’s that failed miserably on the local Obama_sodalevel. NY Governor Paterson already attempted a soda tax and it bombed. Obama looks to float the idea of a “soda sin tax” on the American people.

So now Barack Obama is going to have government dictate what we can drink and single out specific beverage companies in the process? Doesn’t the soda scenario look just like Obamacare? We already have government run health care failures in Massachusetts and Tennessee. So what is Obama’s answer? If the fail in an individual state, it will work on the national level, NOT!

Hey Barack, BTW ever see how much sugar is in juice?

I though Obama said he would not tax people who made less that $250,000? Are you telling me that people who make less than $250K don’t drink soda?  Whether its a tax on the purchase or distribution of soda, the consumer will still pay the tax.

Gov. Paterson’s proposal to tax soda in New York fizzled, but President Obama believes it may be time to pop a similar sin tax on the nation.

The President, in an interview with Men’s Health magazine released yesterday, said he thought taxing soda and other sugary drinks is worth putting on the table as Congress debates health care reform.

Obama is floating the idea seven months after a storm of protest forced poll-challenged Gov. Paterson to drop his plans for an 18% tax on soda and other sugary drinks.

Jammie Wearing Fool makes a good point in the fact that Democrats certainly hand on to their failures. The greater the failure, the more money is thrown down the bottomless pit.

They never let failure get in the way of pursuing even more failure. Be it the failed war on poverty, the failing public school system, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, you name it, they never admit the actual failure and just look to grab more of your money to spread the misery and failure around.

No wonder Obama made the reference today to the school children about failure. However, Barack said we were supposed to learn from failure, not keep doing the same thing that made us fail.

But he once said, “I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

These people succeeded because they understand that you can’t let your failures define you – you have to let them teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently next time.

Or as A Blog for All states, if at first you don’t succeed, TAX, TAX, TAX!



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    12 Responses to “Obama’s Soda Sin Tax the New Obamacare … Taking a Failed State Policy to the National Level”

    1. Dawg1948 on September 9th, 2009 12:07 am

      Sounds like more stupidity from Pres. Obama. I was around when people in the 60′s decided we did not need to have mandatory P.E. and ROTC. Then we ended up with a Voluntary Military and no P.E. or greatly reduced P.E. in our school systems.

      My children were only required to take one semester of P.E. in high school. So “The One” thinks we can counter obesity by taxing sodas and other sugary products. What a crock of crap. I have an idea, why don’t we tax sofas, video games, T.V’s, computers, beds, and everything that takes our children and everybody away from excercise and outdoor activities that would burn calories and increase good health of the populace.

      The truth is our President sees this as another way to tax the Hell out of the population of our country to pay for his assinine spending policies. It looks like it is time for Sugar Easys, maybe I can make millions by running sodas like Joseph Kennedy made by running Rum. ROTFLMAO

    2. Scott on September 9th, 2009 6:14 am

      This guy keeps getting better and better….what a buffoon!

    3. Buster on September 9th, 2009 8:41 am

      Just like Howard Stern I cant wait to hear what obamanos says NEXT !!!
      He really must like the sound of his own voice

    4. Jack Hammer on September 9th, 2009 11:50 am

      Hey Scared Monkeys, can you explain what this statement in the article meant? Is there something behind it?

      “Hey Barack, BTW ever see how much sugar is in juice?”

    5. Audrey on September 9th, 2009 2:32 pm

      With the U.S. economy struggling, we need policies that will spark immediate business investment and encourage capital investment. We must continue to create overseas opportunities for American companies and chip away at the deficit by taking steps to control wasteful governmental spending. Read and learn about policies that need attention at http://www.friendsoftheuschamber.com/issues/index.cfm?ID=104 .

    6. super dave on September 9th, 2009 4:50 pm

      i bet he won’t tax twinkies !! homeboys’ favorite food.

    7. KK on September 9th, 2009 9:39 pm

      Start at Square the Newly appointed FDA Commissioner Dr. Peggy ” Margaret Hamburg” – she gave a speech on her plans within the Food Industry. c/p C-span see link below
      Dr. Margaret Hamburg spoke about food safety and nutrition, as well as policies designed to better prioritize federal intervention and enforcement of safety regulations. She outlined strategies for food policy and monitoring the food supply.
      All should watch. Please watch. Form your own opinion. She is the New O Elect of the FDA~ Not a youtube vid this is straight from the ” transparency” of C-Span. http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/index.php?main_page=product_video_info&products_id=288776-3 I watched it last night. She sells a very nice bedtime story. She is a robot.
      The most important is the end when People ask her questions .. and they are left stone faced at her responses. SNL could not have done a better job. When she is asked point blank ” Will the Consumer ever know how our foods are processed ?” she DR. gives a 5 min answer using big Harvard words .. the Woman in response says – YOU never answered my question and repeats it yet again. Dr says OH I am sorry I did not answer your question did I. Watch People its 30 mins of Dr Peggy FDA.
      She never answered the Woman’s question.
      Why this has to do with the SIN tax is because Ms. Hamburg speaks of the Obese in America and how they have caused havoc on the health system.. and created a deficit. Pls watch the vid.

    8. Scott on September 10th, 2009 6:33 am

      Notice little jackie how nobody pays attention to your usual non-sense; offering what little intelligence you possess?

    9. Jack Hammer on September 10th, 2009 9:07 am

      Notice Scott how you seem to add nothing to the conversation and dance around any subject at hand. You call names and degrade people but you seem very misinformed about anything going on, and you know this, and that is the reason you don’t talk about the issues. Don’t worry, there are many of you on here. Just misinformed racists that will use anything they can get their hands on to degrade the president. So Scott, how do you feel about the issues. You have posted enough, but I can’t get a good feel for what you think or propose.

    10. brie. on September 10th, 2009 9:37 am

      What a disgrace to America….this is what many people voted for…if the count was accurate….he represents us and is disliked by many, including our allies and our enemies…who would want him in control if there was another 911…..

      Out of the White House…and stop destroying our country. Go to Kenya,they love you there. Live and help your grandmother and brother…

      The polls are lying, no one called me, as well as they didn’t call you….

      Democrats..they need to dissolve themselves. A party of mass destruction….

    11. laureyssens on September 17th, 2009 6:06 pm

      I have another idea let us tax all state,county and city officials on their salaries over $ 40000
      18 % to balance the budgets instead to tax the coke of the poor people.how is it possible this leaches tink about something like that !!!!

    12. Dan on September 20th, 2009 10:41 pm

      haha yo jack, I was wondering the same thing. I was like lolwut?

      sin taxes suck

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