Lord Crimson

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Pass Me the Sugar

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The nanny state is again testing the waters in an effort to see how a new tax will fly. This time it’s San Francisco and the target is beverages with a high sugar content. Soon to follow are the caffeine-infused soft drinks and coffee.

Surprise of all surprises, there are those that support the new tax, “It doesn’t effect me so who cares.” Sadly they fail to consider that good old nanny will eventually get around to something they do care about.

I’m always amazed at the amount of people that fall for the reasons given for new taxes. “It’s for the children.” Or in this case, it’s the added claims that obesity accounts for tens of millions of dollars in city health care costs.

Excuse me, but I thought those extra costs was from all the illegal aliens being treated at no charge. I don’t see you getting rid of that heavy burden placed upon health care. I know, I get it… it’s easier to steal from the citizens because they don’t complain as much.

How nice that a few people figured out a way to steal money from the other citizens in a legal sort of way. What a great example of why our founding fathers wrote all those cool rules in an effort to keep those at the top from taking advantage of everyone else.

But over the years we fell asleep and they kept chipping away. Now we wake up to discover that we work for them instead them working for the people. No mystery as to why government approval ratings are the lowest in history.

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Written by Lord Crimson

December 17, 2007 at 11:50 pm

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