Tell me I heard this wrong!!!!!

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by DownsizedUPS'er, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. DownsizedUPS'er

    DownsizedUPS'er missing my UPS family

    NY and MN (for starters) want to add a 'fat tax" on all non diet sodas and fruit juices (that are less then 70% juice) saying it will make people "think twice" before buying a non diet drink.

    will the last person to leave the united states, please bring our flag?..... what is happening here to personal choice and freedom of choice????
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

  3. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    I heard the same. It's a bunch of horse crap. The tax on cigs. has not stopped people from smoking and they know this will not stop people from buying sodas.:dissapointed: It's just another justification to dig deeper into the taxpayers pockets. What is next? Maybe a true 'Fat" tax. Get on a scale and pay accordingly?
    I'm screwed if that happens. :dissapointed:
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Yup, it was on the news. I'm only surprised that The Peoples Republic of Massachusetts didn't come up with it first.
  5. Paid-over-in-Maine

    Paid-over-in-Maine 15 more years of this!

    Maine HAD a tax of this kind that the Government slid through at midnight of the session that ended before summer. The Governor imposed it...until the people repealed it this past November.
  6. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    The first 3 letters of diet spell DIE!!!:happy-very:
  7. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Here in NC they are pondering installing a "mileage tax" which taxes you for the amount of miles you drive your car. You will be billed at inspection time where you will get billed for the inspection itself as well as your mileage.
  8. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    They threw a similar idea around in Massachusetts a few years back. The reasoning was that with the increasing sales of hybrids, the amount of gas sold was decreasing. Less sales = less taxes collected, so let's invent a new tax.
  9. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    There's an interesting website by state and the taxes you get to pay. And this is just state, not your local or city taxes, that you have the pleasure of paying.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Channahon, thank you for posting. I checked out New York and the information given was comprehensive and, most importantly, accurate. I can see where a site like this would be invaluable for a retiree looking for somewhere to spend their "golden years".

    This is not limited to retirees. Professional athletes will often base their decision on where to play on whether or not that state has sales and/or personal income taxes.
  11. Jack4343

    Jack4343 FT DR Specialist

    Of course not. They justified the lawsuits against the cigarette companies and the additional taxes by saying it was for increased healthcare obligations by the states. Most of the dollars collected by the states through the lawsuit and additional taxes are not being used for that purpose. Now who didn't see that coming?! LOL!
  12. jds4lunch

    jds4lunch What the hell is YOUPS??

    Fat tax eh? Wouldn't it be more effective if they just taxed fast food restaraunts?
  13. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    When any politician says a tax or proposed tax is for....blah, blah, blah... they are lying through their teeth. The one and only reason for any tax is the money...just the money....