May 08, 2005
the bastards will tax anything
I knew that when the "obesity crisis" hit the news that politicians wouldn't be far behind with taxes on fast foods. I also knew that their money-grab would be camouflaged with keening about "the children" and promising to spend the money on government-run weight-loss programs.
Yeah. Just like government spent all the tobacco settlement money for the same things. You know--- health care and anti-smoking programs. Lying shits.
Here comes Detroit, doing something that I expect to see more of in the future. I hope that government may be finally overstepping its bounds with this crap. It was okay to persecute smokers, because they are a minority of the population and a minority of voters. Politicians have always been able to get away with persecuting a minority.
But when government starts to go after fast food for a quick extortion buck, they're fucking with a majority. ALMOST EVERYBODY eats fast food. I hope this kind of scheme blows up in their faces.
Other cities and states have special taxes on prepared food, and some have tried ``snack taxes.'' In New York, Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has proposed a 1 percent tax on junk food, video games and TV commercials to fund anti-obesity programs.
And you know that's EXACTLY where the money will go, with government obligated to do "good" with it.
But if approved, the Detroit tax would be the country's first to target fast-food outlets, the National Restaurant Association said. The tax would apply to anything sold at a fast-food restaurant - even salads.
No shit, Sherlock. Name me ONE single tax that the government imposes on ANYTHING that isn't designed to raise revenue and control your life, purely and simply. And every time we give those bastards more money, they spend it to buy votes and keep themselves in office so that they can control your life more effectively.
Government IS NOT altruistic. If you believe that, you are a fool.
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