Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Catching up ....

News from yesterday ....

Sugar tax:

Proponents of the tax cite research showing that consuming sugar-sweetened drinks can lead to obesity, diabetes and other ailments. They say the tax would lower consumption, reduce health problems and save medical costs. At least a dozen states already have some type of taxes on sugary beverages, said Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

"Soda is clearly one of the most harmful products in the food supply, and it's something government should discourage the consumption of," Mr. Jacobson said.

Mr. Jacobson can go fuck himself. And, I don't even drink soda. What has HAPPENED to our country? It isn't the job of the Federal government to either provide medical care OR encourage healthy habits.