Thursday, September 17, 2009

I'm loving the hate

This quote by Muhtar Kent is spot on;
“I have never seen it work where a government tells people what to eat and what to drink,”W
hich is exactly what it is, since Congress is considering levying a tax (the power of destruction) on soft drinks to, ostensibly, pay for their healthcare reindeer games.

From Barry,
‘‘I actually think it’s an idea that we should be exploring. There’s no
doubt that our kids drink way too much soda.”
How nice. He thinks he's everyone's Mommy and Daddy now, and he admits as much;
"Obviously there is resistance on Capitol Hill to those kinds of sin taxes....Legislators from certain states that produce sugar or corn syrup are sensitive to anything that might reduce demand for those products. And look, people's attitude is that they don't necessarily want Big Brother telling them what to eat or drink, and I understand that."
Actually, Barry, ya don't understand that at all. And the labeling of whole thing a "sin tax," isn't doing your argument any favors, moron.

What they're really doing is shooting themselves in the foot, since Coca-Cola is such a worldwide brand. I don't think that the corporate officers will take too terribly long with implementing a plan, if this non-sense continues with the special tax, to take the corporate HQ to the Cayman's or some other tax haven (clearly, the Congressweasals can't think that far ahead - losing all of the sales revenues), and run the company from offshore, and let the results of whatever may happen to the domestic supply and demand that comes from all this, be.

Fruit, rotting on the vine, is what it's going to amount to.

The sick bullshit just keeps coming from the bastards in Washington.

H/T to Tam.

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