September 2nd, 2009, 08:05 PM #21
So wait...they don't want to legalize weed, which they can make much more revenue off of, but they want to tax our junk food? What makes junk food anyway? Would a granola bar be junk food? It has sugar? What about trail mix? It has m&m's in it. Where is the line drawn? If soda is taxed what about powerade, v water ect...
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September 2nd, 2009, 11:44 PM #22
If they legalized and taxed weed, they'd only make income off of the potheads. If they tax the junk food, they know that once the potheads smoke out, they're going to get the munchies and buy the junk food. So they've got the potheads anyway. But by taxing the junk food, they've also got the fatties by the cajones.
Originally Posted by 20lucfan
Illinois has already started doing this...
Originally Posted by http://illinoispolicyinstitute.org/news/article.asp?ArticleSource=1406
But they also seem to be having a few issues with what is candy and what is food...
Originally Posted by http://www.suntimes.com/business/1748198,CST-FIN-TAX02.article
September 3rd, 2009, 06:08 AM #23