But wait, my Diet Cokes aren't "sugary" - they're diet! Does that still count?
And what was that again about my taxes not going up unless I made over $250K (now $235K)?
What happens when people cut back on soda consumption in protest? Does the government health care program go under? I know plenty of people who are smoking less or not smoking at all because of the huge tax increase on cigarettes that went into effect in April. I expect the same thing will happen with soda. Oh, I know. You're going to tell me "what's a few cents a can!? Get over it!"
Precedent. That's what it is. Where does it end? Remember "the oath" in Atlas Shrugged? "I swear - by my life and my love of it - that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."
Seriously, this health care business is crazier than a run over dog. European socialized medicine is NOT what Americans want or need. Folks need to wake up in 2010 and put a stop to this runaway train.
Update: Ha! TrogloPundit raises an interesting question:
And, most importantly:
- When do they come for the red meat?
Update II: More to the subject of health care rather than soda tax, Hot Air posted this Townhall video which is just chilling. Commentary from Ed Morrissey at the link:
Basically, the elderly or the very ill are expendable. Is this really where we want to go?