Democrats smile at soda tax

Vote for Obama because you believed this: “no family making less than $250,000 will see their taxes increase” (Obama’s website)

Well, that promise lasted almost an entire 4 months! (I have to check, but that may be a record. It certainly trounces Bill Clinton’s record of about 3 weeks)

Democrats have solved the heath care funding problem, and it’s a combination of Coke and Pepsi.

“Senate leaders are considering new federal taxes on soda and other sugary drinks to help pay for an overhaul of the nation’s health-care system.” (link)

Apparently, Democrats must think only people who make over $250,000 a year drink soda.

In fact, I see that every day in a 7-11 or a WaWa or a fast food place. Everyone is drinking Perrier except for that couple in a Limo when they send their chauffeur in to get them a Big Gulp.

“Proponents of the tax cite research showing that consuming sugar-sweetened drinks can lead to obesity, diabetes and other ailments. They say the tax would lower consumption, reduce health problems and save medical costs.”

My dream used to be that I’d live long enough to see the day when Democrats actually tell the voters these idiotic ideas before Election Day. As fun as saying “I told ya so” is, it’s saddening to see Americans believe Democrats when they say “tough on crime” and “lower taxes” and then get into office and free criminals no matter what their sentences were and suddenly discover new taxes that just occurred to them in the middle of the night.

Taxing soda is taxing the rich? Even Obama can’t say that with a straight face, can he?