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  1. Ken Warren

    Ken Warren said, over 6 years ago

    My local movie theater had a series of documentaries on America – most other countries like us and fine us humorous, one, from New Zealand, showed Americans coming in and out of a Walmart – the narrator comment was: “Here we see Americans shopping, as you can see they are not a very attractive people.”

    I went over to a Walmart, and I’m afraid that he was correct.

  2. comyics

    comyics said, over 6 years ago

    Soda is fattening. Over consumption of suger. I can lose ten pounds when not drinking soda comapred to daily.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Pop wouldn’t be as bad for you if it actually contained sugar. Nearly all brands of pop switched over to cheaper high fructose corn syrup years ago. The corn syrup commercials are correct that it’s fine /in moderation/ but it’s in so much of commercially processed foods these days. It’s in pop, Kool-Aid, ice pops, cereal, mayonnaise, salad dressings, yogurt, bottled or frozen fruit juice, spaghetti sauce… It’s even in peanut butter!

    Personally, I very rarely buy pop. My weakness is the savory, not the sweet.

  4. tboles

    tboles said, over 6 years ago

    Children who drink sodas are not only obese, but their teeth are ruined. What are we doing to our children?

  5. Cherie Ernest

    Cherie Ernest said, over 6 years ago

    Watch carefully when you shop for groceries next time. It is astonishing to see the piles of snacks and soft drinks nestled in carts along with frozen meals and packaged “food.”

  6. algurka

    algurka said, over 6 years ago

    At first, I thought av8tor was serious, but then I realized he (she?) was joking. Or, at least I hope av8tor was kidding about desiring more gov’t control. They’re already limiting our other rights (free speech–heck, PC has done away with much of that!).

  7. iamthelorax

    iamthelorax said, over 6 years ago

    This is just a cheap excuse to raise taxes. People are quite aware that soda has sugar and is bad for you, there’s nothing new to be learned here.

    If the government is actually concerned (and they’re not), they can just raise awareness about sugar free alternatives like diet cola and sugar free juice. But of course there’s no money in that.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 6 years ago

  9. ray32648

    ray32648 said, over 6 years ago

  10. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    “They’re already limiting our other rights”

    • I know, right, Right Wing government is already trying to make it so I can’t go to school.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    “Sugar free” is worse than sugar- as people eat more to compensate for the “urge”- plus the corn syrup thing is more problems than just the calories- like the land used to grow corn for sugars rather than “food”.

    American’s over-processed food basically sucks- “Down on the farm” is actually “DOW on the farm”- and other chemical companies.

  12. vhammon

    vhammon said, over 6 years ago

    We could start by removing the tax subsidies for corn, which makes it cheap and ubiquitous.

  13. zzazzenn

    zzazzenn said, over 6 years ago

    If drinking sodas is merely a choice, then taxing the sodas makes perfect sense. The obesity epidemic is a strain on our dismal health care system (and, make no mistake, we all pay for that, via our ever-growing health care costs). Therefore, if you don’t want to pay the tax, then it is merely your choice not to buy the sodas… and along the way, maybe it will help you lose weight.

    If, on the other hand, there are social issues involved with why people drink so much soda (i.e. aggressive marketing, availability in schools, low-cost cheap calories), then taxing the drinks doesn’t make sense unless you do something about why it is that people are drinking the soda. The movement to reduce the availability of soda in the schools, for example, has been wildly successful…

  14. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 6 years ago

    A study was done between natural sugar and high fructose corn syrup (sugar substitute). What scientists found was that despite both products tasting the same, natural sugar has a chemical that tells the brain to stop eating/drinking. In other words it tells the brain that it is full. The artificial stuff has none of that so people continue to eat far beyond their limits, resulting in weight gain. Since this stuff is everywhere its no surprise that people are getting fat in America.

    A little food for thought…

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 6 years ago

    vhammon – do you mean to say that my money – my tax dollars – my hard earned personal income dollar money symbols – are being taken from my pocket and are going to subsidize mid-Western fly-over corn farmers! That’s stealing my money! That’s redistribution of wealth! I certainly hope all those opposed to “socialistic” centralizing federal money grabs designed for policy purposes are up in arms about that!!

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