Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:12 AM
onehandle (45,472 posts)
Sugary drinks fee gains traction in Hawaii Senate
HONOLULU (AP) -- The state Senate judiciary committee has pushed forward a proposal to add a fee to sugary beverages in Hawaii.
The judiciary committee's vote Tuesday came just a day after the Senate health committee approved the same bill.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie says the fee is an important way to fight obesity.
The governor says the fee could raise $38 million in revenue over the next two years while reducing consumption of sugary drinks by 8 percent to 10 percent.
Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/sugary-drinks-fee-gains-traction-153233908.html
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Sugary drinks fee gains traction in Hawaii Senate (Original post)
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Response to heaven05 (Reply #2)
Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:11 PM
alp227 (29,171 posts)
5. Well, at least Hawaii isn't trying to BAN large sugary drinks like in NYC.
And I think states oughta tax HFCS rather than real sugar, but Big Corn won't allow it!
Response to LaPera (Reply #10)
Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:37 PM
heaven05 (11,089 posts)
11. you learn
'sugar blues' a 60's book. My point is obesity because of over consumption of the wrong types of food and beverage is that particular individuals issue. All should not be penalized. You learn about self-discipline and how most obesity could be solved and come back and try, try mind you to educate me again. I understand that a parent should be watching what a child consumes. Obviously you shot without aiming. Better watch that foot.
Response to valerief (Reply #8)
Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:47 PM
loudsue (14,025 posts)
9. That's the ticket! High Fructose Corn Syrup is the devil.
Aside from the fact that so much roundup-resistant GMO corn is going into the HFCS, and which is totally poison, no matter which way you slice it, adding this charge could be used to help offset the price of medicaid, medicare, and state insurance pools under the AHCA. If the extra tax was used for health care, exclusively, we should do it nation-wide, like we do gasoline tax for highways.
Response to onehandle (Original post)
Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:57 PM
notadmblnd (20,590 posts)
12. Why stop there?
Tax cakes, cookies, pies, ice cream and sugar, then we can go for butter, milk and cheese. Bread won't be far behind, then chicken, beef and pork . People really need to think about how far they want to go when it comes to legislating what foods others consume.