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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.

Opponents have been quick to call it a ``fat tax'' in this city dubbed the nation's fattest in 2004 by Men's Health magazine. Detroit fell to No. 3 for 2005.

City officials say the proposal, part of the draft budget Kilpatrick presented to the City Council last month, is more about Detroit's financial health than anything else.

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.


Comments

And these motherfuckers will go out and eat at five star restaurants using public money.

Every one of these fucking shitstains should be smothered to death inbetween the ass cheks of the 600lb "prom queen" you posted a few days ago.

Fuckers.

Posted by: Graumagus on May 8, 2005 08:29 PM

I'm so pissed I can't even spell ass cheeks right...

Fuckers.

Posted by: Graumagus on May 8, 2005 08:29 PM

Expect this anti-obesity bullshit catch some momentum with the MSM. Bill Clinton is now heading an anti obesity program aimed at the "children". The ex-cum-stain has a lot of influence with the do-gooders in blue states to pass more laws to increase taxes and regulations to help "the children" lead "healthier lifestyles".

Posted by: dancusa on May 8, 2005 10:01 PM

Someone tell Ted Kennedy about it, he will shit a brick, fat bastard, Cat

Posted by: catfish on May 8, 2005 11:36 PM

No he won't, that fat drunken fuck could hold a press conference explaining why it's a great and wonderful thing that enlightened politicians like him are looking out for our best interests by controlling what we eat, and how much alcohol we drink.

The bastard could do it while eating a double quarter pounder slathered in bacon grease washed down with a triple martini and not bat an eye at his own hypocrisy because the rules don't apply to the elite masters of the fucking universe like him.

Posted by: Graumagus on May 9, 2005 12:29 AM

LOL! When they piss Graumagus off so much he can't spell "ass cheeks," you know they're in big trouble.

Posted by: McGehee on May 9, 2005 09:21 AM

I'm afraid the majority will just swallow the tax. After all, most of us were schooled by agents of the Governments who taught us that government is the source of all good things.

Posted by: Brett on May 9, 2005 12:15 PM
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