Poll: Leslie's Soda Tax
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I'd vote in favor of the tax
52 38%
I'd vote against the tax
70 51%
I'm not sure
16 12%
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The Madcap
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#1


On the last Parks and Recreation, Leslie proposes a tax on Soda. If you see the picture above, the sizes are ridiculously unhealthy. The size small is 64 ounces, and Regular is unfathomable.

Leslie wanted to do the tax because the drinks are filled with sugar and very unhealthy. Ron didn't want to do it because of libertarian consumer freedom reasons.

Anyways satire aside, I went to Jack In The Box the other day, and they had a deal going on where all Large sodas were $1.00. Since it was a special and it would have been more expensive to get a small ($1.79) I got a large. The size was ridiculous, and it was an amount nobody should ever drink in one sitting. I think I heard they banned that in New York.

Anyways, if you had a chance to vote, would you vote in favor of the bill, or against it?
Bob_Sacamano
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#2
Woah, literally just finished this 2 minutes ago. Against it, I was really disappointed Leslie is that kind of politician.
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#3
people bitching about the soda ban in NY are silly.
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#4
lol, I was really mad she supported that. So stupid.
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Or we could just sue whoever sells that big of containers. And make a documentary out of it 'Supersize Me' style.

Besides, its natural selection. I don't understand why people buy big containers. Just refill that bitch.
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#9
Quote by Ichikurosaki
do you live in america? are sizes really that much bigger?

an XL here is just about enough, ordering any smaller is silly


I think larges here are smaller than the small in that picture. Honestly, I don't drink much fountain pop.
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#10
I remember seeing the preview for that episode
"It's 'child size' because it's the size of a child" (or something like that)

OT: The larges at most FF restaurants are unfathomable. Unless you're going on a road trip you don't need 32+oz of soda. As far as taxing soda goes, I could care less.

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#11
Against it. But also obesity-related medical care cost should not be footed by taxpayer money.

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The Madcap
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#12
Quote by Ichikurosaki
do you live in america? are sizes really that much bigger?
No, Parks and Rec was using hyperbole. But a large is pretty big, though. Small is usually 20 oz., and a Large would be like that 64 oz. or even 72 oz.
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#14
Quote by The Madcap
Leslie wanted to do the tax because the drinks are filled with sugar and very unhealthy. Ron didn't want to do it because of libertarian consumer freedom reasons.

I agree with Ron (though not for his reasons). I've always been against the government being paternalistic. If I want to drink sugary soda all day, who the hell is a government body to tell me I can't?

Speaking of...grabbing a Dr. Pepper, bitches!
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They tax smokers, why not tax fat people as well? Infact, let's start taxing everyone who is different. Just look at all the problems our differences create.
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They tax smokers, why not tax fat people as well? Infact, let's start taxing everyone who is different. Just look at all the problems our differences create.


Personally, I think we should skip fat people and go straight to bronies. Wait, there isn't a difference I guess.
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This is the kind of thing that I would actually support. There are sandwiches at the convenience store here that have 119% of the daily recommended sodium intake. I think that should either be taxed, or illegal.
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#18
We should just rock that scoober instead.
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Generally I have an opinion on taxes, but when it comes to specific excise taxes like this I have no idea what I should think.
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Quote by metal4eva_22
I agree. **** those faggot, nigger loving, man children. They preach love and tolerance because we all know that they're a buncha faggots. That just sounds like a bunch of queer talk t' me. Donating to charities and all that other gay shit. I bet they even support interracial marriage, polutin' the gene pool with all that shit. We all know that they sit around in their parents basements jerking off to cartoon horses. All of them do it at all times. Not one of them is a functional member of society, like the other good people of the internet. You and me, we've gotta put a stop to all these goddam faggots.

He mad.

Also they didn't ban big soda sizes here, they just proposed it and then there was an uproar and they've dropped it afaik.

It was a dumb tax.
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I agree. **** those faggot, nigger loving, man children. They preach love and tolerance because we all know that they're a buncha faggots. That just sounds like a bunch of queer talk t' me. Donating to charities and all that other gay shit. I bet they even support interracial marriage, polutin' the gene pool with all that shit. We all know that they sit around in their parents basements jerking off to cartoon horses. All of them do it at all times. Not one of them is a functional member of society, like the other good people of the internet. You and me, we've gotta put a stop to all these goddam faggots.


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I believe that they shouldn't be available, but I'll let people put pressure on the companies, not the government.
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#25
Although I'm against a soda tax, I would certainly drink less of it if it were taxed or more expensive. I usually drink one or two cans of Coke per day, but when I was in Europe, I drank one in a two week period because it was so expensive and I couldn't bring myself to spend that much on a coke. However, I ended up drinking substantially more alcohol than I normally do.
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It isn't the governments job to decide what I'm allowed to put into my body. If I want to kill myself on cigars, beer and big gulps that's my own god damn business.
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Quote by Mudmen190
This is the kind of thing that I would actually support. There are sandwiches at the convenience store here that have 119% of the daily recommended sodium intake. I think that should either be taxed, or illegal.

Why? Besides the whole "it's unhealthy" argument, I've never heard a justifiable reason why we should tax people for their unhealthy choices.
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It isn't the governments job to decide what I'm allowed to put into my body. If I want to kill myself on cigars, beer and big gulps that's my own god damn business.
It's a good thing people don't have pay taxes for public healthcare or something, am I right?

/the closest I'll ever come to being political here on UG. I don't even have an opinion on anything, really. But where I'm from people left and right are bitching about ever-increasing taxes so yeah
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I voted for the tax because I don't like various aspects of the food industry and it's effects on public health (particularly on poor), but I don't think taxing would be the best way to change things. It could help though.
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Quote by Hydra150
I voted for the tax because I don't like various aspects of the food industry and it's effects on public health (particularly on poor), but I don't think taxing would be the best way to change things. It could help though.

What would help more would be to encourage people to eat healthy foods. Why not do PSAs about advocating that?
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#34
The govt isnt our mommy. Let the obesity thrive.
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What would help more would be to encourage people to eat healthy foods. Why not do PSAs about advocating that?

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#36
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
Why? Besides the whole "it's unhealthy" argument, I've never heard a justifiable reason why we should tax people for their unhealthy choices.


Companies don't have your health as their best interest. The government should, as (if general public health isn't good enough) it could potentially cut down on obesity and diet-related hospital visits, thus reducing costs.
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It's a good thing people don't have pay taxes for public healthcare or something, am I right?

/the closest I'll ever come to being political here on UG. I don't even have an opinion on anything, really. But where I'm from people left and right are bitching about ever-increasing taxes so yeah


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Against. The only way I would support a tax on junk food is if food companies got a tax incentive or something of the like to lower the price of healthy food. That way the poor aren't practically forced to buy junk food.
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