This is a PERFECT example of where government goes beyond the basic principles put forth by the founding fathers.
Yes I agree.
Its completely 100% stupid horseshit.
IMO the old rights arguments were fine when one person didnt affect another. Everyone had space, if something was in short supply or if you didnt like what your neighbor did, you simply moved west.
The black and white line has been gone a long time. Should my neighbor be allowed to poison his land and water? Should he be allowed to store WMD, hunt, or play loud music
In our society, what each person does affect the others and everyone should be held responsible for their actions. This goes for property rights, water use and rights, pollution
People with any money need not alter there diets, those that are lower on the income scale will be forced to.
Basically how can you interrupt this law as anything other then if I have money I dont need to worry about what I drink???? Stupid stupid stupid politicians.
So, if you cant pay for your own heath care then we might motivate you to stay healthy without it. If you are wealthy enough to pay the taxes then hopefully you are wealthy enough to pay for your own heath care. I wish there were a stronger link!
Anyway, I'd gladly agree to not taxing sugary soft drinks if we could stop subsidizing corn and let the price of those drinks reflect the true cost of the corn syrup that goes into them.
I'm often espousing this is general terms - if we paid the true cost of the goods we consume the market could and would govern them.
We'd stop taking advantage of the poor in other countries, and the governments that control them...I'm drifting (as usual).
Right now I would rather see less use of corn syrup in most packaged food. It is expensive to eat healthy in our dense society. I often choose my families food base on what I know about diet. Personally I feel very privileged to be able to afford to eat a healthy diet/ Part of that means avoiding many lower cost brands because of the sweeteners in them.