Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Obama's Soda Tax

Coke's CEO Muhtar Kent comments on the soda tax idea floating around DC:

I have never seen it work where a government tells people what to eat and what to drink...
If it worked, the Soviet Union would still be around.

A CEO who knows his history? Did he just call President Obama a commie??

Our advice: order your Leninade now, while it is still tax-free!

U/T: - who used a picture of our hat in their post!

UPDATE 9.17:

We asked the RealSoda CEO, friend, Commie Obama Rally Cap owner, the idea man behind Leninade, and the Willy Wonka of the soda world to offer his $0.02 on this matter. His reply:

So they say they will not raise taxes on 95% of the population... so I guess only 4% drinks soda then?? !!

Well, actually this is another example of how the politicians who have no real scientific knowledge find another way to collect money from the general public under the supposed guise of protecting people from overconsumption of something. Now, again... if you don't have nationalized medicine then you should not be so worried about paying the costs of overconsumption. So the argument that makes most sense is to let people eat and drink what they want and pay their own medical bills and/or insurance.

Just as is the case with the schools, they banned sodas including stuff like Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi and then they introduced fruit juices which have the same sugar per ounce (albeit "natural", whatever that means) as what's in sodas. That is to say, the caloric content is essentially the same but one is banned and the other is forced down peoples' throats. Of course the liquor stores in the perimeter of the schools are selling sodas like there's no tomorrow...

Should the tax on sodas be limited to those with HFCS? Or cane sugar? How about evaporated cane juice? How about honey (more fattening than sugar)? How about concentrated fruit juice additives which are like simple syrup when added? The government doesn't care if you get fat or not; they just want your money. Their death panels will take care of anyone who overindulges once their health scare plan takes effect :(

Yours effervescently,


Link to RealSoda. Link to our Leninade commercial.

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