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January 30, 2009

Why stop at a nanny city, we have a nanny state

Our governor has proposed an 18% tax on sugared drinks. Here’s the idea: obesity will decrease because people won’t pay the extra money for their sugary drinks. Oh, but also, the state will make more money from this tax, more each year in fact! So, if people are drinking less of these sugar drinks, how then does the revenue from taxing these drinks keep increasing? Logic shmogic! ACSH has more.

Posted by Karol at 11:30 AM |
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Social engineering. U gotz ti!

Posted by: Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg at January 30, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Of course people will still drink their sugary drinks, just like people still smoke. They’ll just have less money to spend on other stuff. This is about taxes, not obesity.

Posted by: Eric at January 30, 2009 at 1:08 pm

This move also won’t create a black market or cause locals to jump across state lines to do their shopping. It’ll only do good things!
More rainbows and unicorns for everyone!

Posted by: Pokerwolf at January 30, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Oh, don’t remind me of unicorns, PW, please! I just had a very tasty lunch.
Our governor and mayor are twins-brothers(c). remember the $.06 tax on every plastic grocery bag that Bloomberg introduced, for a greener environment, of course (never mind an projected $4mln revenue into city coffers)?

Posted by: Tatyana at January 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Logic and ideas from Albany cant’ be used in the same sentence.

Posted by: jaws at January 30, 2009 at 7:09 pm
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