April 26, 2013 3:15 PM by Wade Blogs
NY Daily News – In California, big gulps could soon be taxed in a big way.
A bill that would tax sweetened beverages like soda and energy drinks a penny per ounce cleared a hurdle Wednesday in the California Legislature. The state Senate Governance and Finance Committee passed SB-622 by a 5-2 vote, sending the controversial measure on for review by the Senate Health Committee.
The bill exempts drinks that contain fewer than 25 calories, and the funds raised by the excise tax would go to the state’s newly created Children’s Health Promotion Fund, as well as programs that combat childhood obesity.
So California wants to issue a tax of a penny per ounce for sugary drinks? Why are people getting up in arms about this? The government is going to tax us every which way possible. We can either vote these sons of bitches out next election or accept it. I for one don’t really mind this tax because:
– Sugar isn’t good for you
– It isn’t as fascist as Nanny Bloomberg
– It’s a fucking penny.
You’re paying 20 cents more on that bottle of soda and 16 cents more on that energy drink. If you can’t afford it, it is probably for a good cause.
– You’re probably on food stamps or similar assistance and don’t need this to survive. It is a little blunt but it is true. Sorry.
– You are a kid searching car seats and cushions for change to pay for your treats. I made a vow to lose weight as a child and it was to “skip the treats, beat my meat,” saving me money and fat cells.
– You’re so cheap that you consider your hair cut, dry cleaning, and gym membership tax refundable.
I just made two separate 3 point lists…It is official friday and I am FRIED. Someone get me a Rum and Coke…12oz not 16oz…can’t afford the extra tax.