Thursday, March 18, 2010

Do You Really Expect Us To Believe We Are Being Taxed For OUR Health?

Neither common sense nor dieting can be legislated; that must come from a desire within. Oddly enough Governor Paterson, and Mayor Bloomberg of New York along with Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl are trying to have us believe that the sweetened beverage or sugar beverage tax is for our health. Poppycock! You know it, I know it and they know it. These politicians don’t give a rat’s tail about our health; be it diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or whatever else the sugar in these beverages is supposed to cause. Let’s get real! These taxes are about raising money to close these budget gaps. Stop hiding behind the guise of being concerned about our health when the true motive is to raise money by any means necessary. At this point anything is game for being taxed. Let’s see…… about a tax on the amount of lacquer that is emitted in the air in these nail painting/polishing shops? How about taxing the radiation emitted from these tanning salons? How about taxing the ounces of silicone used in breast implants or the number of grams of Botox injected. Why stop there? The cheese on pizza….the salt on potato chips………

As with everything else, once again the average everyday customer will be burdened with getting less and paying more. Smaller packages, larger price tags; and all of this because the politicians are concerned with the number of citizens being diagnosed with diabetes and our being obese. Give me a break please!!!!! It’s all about the Benjamins. That’s the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. This critical thinker welcomes your commentary and feedback as always.

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