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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:12 AM

Sugary drinks fee gains traction in Hawaii Senate

Source: AP

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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Reply Sugary drinks fee gains traction in Hawaii Senate (Original post)
onehandle Feb 2013 OP
CurtEastPoint Feb 2013 #1
heaven05 Feb 2013 #2
alp227 Feb 2013 #5
heaven05 Feb 2013 #6
dkhbrit Feb 2013 #7
LaPera Feb 2013 #10
heaven05 Feb 2013 #11
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #3
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #4
valerief Feb 2013 #8
loudsue Feb 2013 #9
notadmblnd Feb 2013 #12

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:15 AM

1. Irony: Sugar is a big crop in HI, is it not?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:22 AM

2. bullshit!

with all the rethug inspired problems in this country and it states, idiots are worried about sugar. Please!!!!!!

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:11 PM

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!

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Response to alp227 (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:15 PM

6. true

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Response to alp227 (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:21 PM

7. Why?

There is no scientific reason to do this except it suits your own misguided and incorrect assumptions.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:57 PM

10. Go learn about sugar....Obviouly you don't have a clue.

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Response to LaPera (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:37 PM

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.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:32 AM

3. How about a $100 take-off fee for corporate and private jets

and a $50 million landing fee

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:01 PM

4. Will it apply to shave ice?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:35 PM

8. Should charge more for HFCS drinks. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:47 PM

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.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:57 PM

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.

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