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Monday, December 17, 2007

San Francisco's Soda Tax

Here comes the Food Nazis once again.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom wants to impose a tax on soft drinks to fight obesity. Yawn. Ho-hum. Is there anything a lefty won't tax for your own good?

Newsom also wants to compel all big box retailers and chain drug stores to pay into his "Shape Up San Francisco" program.

The state of California also wants to post a warning label on all drinks containing caffeine.

For those of us who told you that they wouldn't stop with just smoking, I have just one thing to tell you: We told you so.

This is the creep of institutional fascism. It all starts with small "common sense" proposals that no one can be against, supported by "It's for the children" and away we go. Incrementalism. One step at a time.

These people will not stop until they are into your houses, telling you what you are and are not permitted to eat or drink and consume in any manner. Never mind the fact that most of them support the legalization of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, etc.

They won't stop until everything of which they disapprove is taxed to the hilt, regulated and controlled or banned outright. Unless we tell them "Enough is enough."

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