Saturday, February 22, 2014

Nanny State Expands

  • In Illinois it’s called everything from pop to soda to sodi, but the state’s Democrats are now calling soda pop a money maker.

    State Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-Chicago, on Wednesday laid out a plan to add a penny-per-ounce tax to soda along with a handful of other sugary drinks.

    Why? Kids (and adults) are getting chubby, and it costs a lot to treat people who get sick from weighing too much, according to Hunter.
Evidently, no one learned anything from Chicago's bottled-water-tax.

New York is even crazier:
  • New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz Jr. introduced a bill that would require parents of elementary school children to attend a minimum of four parent support classes. If parents don't go, 6th graders won't move onto 7th grade.

    Leslie Venokur, the co-founder of Big City Moms, called the idea "crazy" and "insane." She said that what is most concerning that the education commissioner and Board of Regents would develop the parenting guidelines. She said the Regents should "stick to what they're good at which is teaching kids and staying away from the parents."
Of course, New York elected an openly communist mayor, so you can't say it wasn't unexpected.

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42 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parents being made to go to parenting classes without being ordered to after some criminal charges sounds like "re education camps" that were run by the Commies and the Nazis.

2/22/2014 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, that'll mean an additional 12cents a can, on TOP of the regular sales tax.
But it's to keep 'the children' from getting chubby? B.S. It's to line the State coffers, so more money can be frittered away on newer, bigger, shinier 'programs' to buy the love of those big campaign contributors.

Good incentive to buy one of those fizzy soda makers for your home.

2/22/2014 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your body belongs to the State and the State has the right to dictate how you take care of that body and what you put in it. The State also needs money to take care of all its subjects so it must raise taxes.

2/22/2014 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But with Obamacare no one will be turned away... Lol

2/22/2014 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish government on all levels would just solve the big problems and leave the everyday little stuff to the citizens. Politicians are way out of control with all their micro managing. Guess we'll have to buy our soda in Indiana when we get our gas and cigs.

2/22/2014 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Socialists say, "Won't someone please think of the children?"

We must tax water. The British taxed tea and we fought a fucking Revolution, but in Chicago you can tax fucking water. That's how passive these sheeple are.

When will you pussies wake the fuck up?

2/22/2014 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That new york shit is just bullshit. Bullshit! Bullshit! Bullshit! I understand you want parents aware of whats going on, but you can't require them to do something like that with those type of consequences. My mother didn't attend each and every parent teacher conference/report card pick-up day. If there was a problem, she got a call. If there wasn't a problem, she didn't get a call, simple. Between all that plus quarterly progress reports, parents are still aware of whats going on for the most part. Parents should be aware of course, but not going to a 5 minute conference 4 times a year should not result in failing the student, thats just telling the child hard work doesn't pay off.

2/22/2014 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...the state’s Democrats are now calling soda pop a money maker."


I don't know if it's so much a nanny state issue as it is; A) a path to making the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") viable or more likely, simply a new tax.

If this tax is also on diet pop, you'll know the answer...


rb

2/22/2014 03:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just think, if parents don't go to the classes in New York, some students might languish in the 6th grade for years.

If they are not doing so already.

2/22/2014 04:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYC Will get the Communist mayor they deserve.

2/22/2014 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"...the state’s Democrats are now calling soda pop a money maker."

If this tax is also on diet pop, you'll know the answer...

2/22/2014 03:50:00 AM


Oh yeah? Just wait until they decriminalize heroin etc They will be falling all over each other to tax that shit at government run drug clinics. They will finally realize how to make a dent in the cartels enormous $$ take, they will become the largest competitor, and they will compete quite well on price. Dude sling dope on the corner will finally no longer have such a huge customer base.

The government will give the masses nice and consistent high strength dope. Taxed of course. Maybe even combined in orange and grape soda. The new and improved Dr Pepper formula H will give you more than a modest wake up.

2/22/2014 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why stop at 'soda pop'? There are 80 oz in a 5 pound bag of sugar, the source of the 'problem'. Hey red meat is not good for you so an extra 10 cents per Big Mac. WOW these guys are great looking out for me, Thank you. I think I heard that cigarettes might be bad for you but lets not ban them completely just ADD MORE TAX. This is great if the simpletons downstate work on it we could be debt free in a year or two. Why isn't there a "deposit tax" on all plastic containers? But it has to be small so people don't actually return the plastic? An extra 1 or 2 cents on a gallon of milk because it's in plastic!

It's a good thing heroin, crack, meth and weed are illegal otherwise they would be taxing the shit out of it!

I was thinking why the hell did I have to go to school the Democrats of this State are doing all the thinking for me, they no whats better for me then I do. . . I have to go now because in tearing up, great bunch of guys.

2/22/2014 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outlaw soda, but legalize marijuana??? Only in Obama's America. Thanks libtards.

2/22/2014 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah yeah yeah, I'm 41 years old and "chubby" and I haven't been to a doctor in 20 years. More bullshit to bleed us all dry and control every aspect of our lives.

2/22/2014 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's be fair, and target the most needy, by only taxing Fantapops.

2/22/2014 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting just soda....who drinks that and not Kool-Aid which can be bought cheap and unsweetened...sounds biased and discriminitory to me

2/22/2014 07:26:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

They better not think about messing with my Diet Dr. Pepper.

2/22/2014 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do all my grocery shopping, gas purchases and other purchases out of the city if I can.

A 12 cents a can or $2.88 for a 24 pack. There is a $1.20 tax on a case of bottled water. That's on top of the sales "high tax" already on food (IL is one of the few states that collects a sales tax on food of any amount"

This shit has to stop, enough is enough.

Too all the politicians that read this blog (esp Ald Mary O'Connor) remember this come election time next year

2/22/2014 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"stick to what they're good at, teaching kids"..............

Now there's a lol line if I've ever seen one.

2/22/2014 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case you haven't figured it out, modern public schools are nothing more than government run reeducation camps. Someplace to send children to be brainwashed and programed for 12 years.

2/22/2014 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And that Mayor is a Marxist. Pure and simple.

2/22/2014 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Yes, let's continue that great statist trend championed by the former Republican mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg -- legalize the drugs, but make Possession of a Big Gulp a felony.


2/22/2014 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, the law of unintended consequences.

Gas
Cigarettes
Water

Now Soda.

Indiana smiles.

2/22/2014 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


And like every other communist, DeBlasio exempts himself from the rules he makes imposes on the commoners:

http://nypost.com/2014/02/21/de-blasio-caught-jaywalking/

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/nyregion/a-lesson-for-de-blasio-as-his-suv-breaks-some-rules-of-the-road.html?_r=0


Leftist trash.

2/22/2014 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The wording is clear" This is one of the city's favorite phrases when they are involved in grievance hearings concerning contractual issues. Time for them and our state legislators to look in the mirror. The wording is clear!!

2/22/2014 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2/22/2014 01:31:00 AM said:

"When will you pussies wake the fuck up?"

This should be our call to arms.

I want that bumper sticker!

2/22/2014 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck these " tax-aholic's ".
At a Best Buy in Highland, INDIANA, I bought a nifty device called Sodastream.
Make your own soda with many choices of flavors available, diet, natural and regular.
Plus you can make carbonated water to mix with your favorite adult spirits, mine is Scotch.
Start up cost is a few dollars, but no cans to toss away, the kids get the flavors they like and most of all, keeping more of my hard earned money from the hands of these tax-aholics is immense.

2/22/2014 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny thing is on average obese/overweight DO NOT use more health insurance. The simple fact is they use less as they tend to die younger of more lethal diseases. Not even including the savings from uncollected pensions/social security.

The group that on average uses the most health insurance dollars in their lifetime are proper weight - nonsmokers. The longer you live the more health insurance dollars you will use in your lifetime.

Everyone dies of something...

2/22/2014 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC you might delete or not publish my comment, but why is some old
black member of the city council
is always chosen as a sacrificial
lamb to recommend BS and obviously
revenue generating ordinances for
the mayor. This only confirms that
there are too many aldermen with too
much free time on their hands.
Yo'all have a nice one and be safe.

2/22/2014 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that's what I call meaningful
legislation. It means they want to
help themselves to more of our hard
earned money.

2/22/2014 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 2/22/2014 01:31:00 AM
Lead the way, tough guy.

2/22/2014 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

o/t

and the bailout money has run out at the automakers. the so-called job creating geniuses.

the corp exec's that didn't already blow town with their million dollar golden parachute plans will have to show us what they are really made of. they spent the last several months touting recoveries and record sales as they channel stuffed vehicles onto dealers lots counting them as sold.

see, the word didn't mean what you thought it did. the automakers count a vehicle as sold when it's ship to the dealer not when a customer actually buys it.

whatdaya think -- another bailout -- if only we can get our hands on all the pension money say the political pimps

meanwhile. in chicago,

the money from groupon the coupon pusher and one of rahm's high tech trophy corporations will run out soon.

the suckers that bought into a stock market hype sad day for you. they sold you a story based on hopes and dreams while stuffing their own pockets with exurbanite wages, bonuses, gifts, trips and trinkets.

in the end you'll hear oh well we tried that and it didn't work.

for those unaware groupons stock was hammered down over 20 percent on friday as they announced earnings and future expectations.

but hey, the corporate media propaganda and the political pimps tell us there's 7.000 trucking jobs 'open right now' in illinois hhahahaha

so maybe the high tech coupon pushers chose the wrong major in school and the mayor can set them up with a community college training ponzi scam that promises a job while separating the marks, the churls from more of their money/

the line for the trucking jobs starts over there behind the unemployed welders and computer programmers that chicago's political apparatus told us there was a shortage of.

no sugary soft drinks for you guys after the mass layoffs.

2/22/2014 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



land of the free..

2/22/2014 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More and more look at what is happening in Syria the Ukraine people are tired, wonder if that is why the department of homeland security is buying billions in new weapons and scarfing up all the ammo! Is it coming to the USA?

2/22/2014 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

' a bill that would require parents of elementary school children to attend a minimum of four parent support classes. If parents don't go, 6th graders won't move onto 7th grade."

Not being allowed to continue in the NY (or Chicago) public school system is a reward, not a punishment.

2/22/2014 02:12:00 PM  
Blogger Valiant Knight said...

Think of the children, it's all about the kids and bit about the waste and abuse that the mental defect known as liberalism has caused on society.

When will this end?

2/22/2014 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the children's health? Kiss my ass!Let's give the crooks more of our money!I won't buy a stick of gum in the city!

2/22/2014 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now politicians use blackmail to get everyone on board to what ever they want to make us do, even if its against what the public wants. Time to dump these politicians.

Kind of similar to sgts healthways program , get on board or pay 600.00 a year

2/22/2014 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it now that all the federal regulations have made the air quality in Chicago so good Rahm wants to tax it. The money will go for the children. Breath shallow my friends.

2/22/2014 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh give me a break with the soda pop nonsense already. If you don't want FAT kids, then stop bussing them to school! In my day - we WALKED - just over a mile in each direction. We walked with a ton of other kids - crossing guards, patrol boys, the whole thing... virtually no problems.

One time some perv came out and tried some shit with a 4th grade girl - ever seen about 70 kids swarm some asshole like ants? Kicking, spitting, grabbing his hair... he fell down, and they stomped the shit out of him... No charges, never saw the guy again...

We also RODE OUR BIKES to/from school - we had bars to lock them up en-masse right outside of the gym teachers office windows so no one ever fucked with anything. The one moron who tried got whalloped by the basketball coach... again - no charges, just no more problems...

But in recent years, the kids get bussed, the bike rails get ripped out, recess is cut and we wonder why kids get fat...

These fatty mcfatso problems are all of the government's making - they interfered with what worked so they could tax us even more...

ENOUGH ALREADY!

2/22/2014 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Oh give me a break with the soda pop nonsense already. If you don't want FAT kids, then stop bussing them to school! In my day - we WALKED - just over a mile in each direction. We walked with a ton of other kids - crossing guards, patrol boys, the whole thing... virtually no problems.

One time some perv came out and tried some shit with a 4th grade girl - ever seen about 70 kids swarm some asshole like ants? Kicking, spitting, grabbing his hair... he fell down, and they stomped the shit out of him... No charges, never saw the guy again...

We also RODE OUR BIKES to/from school - we had bars to lock them up en-masse right outside of the gym teachers office windows so no one ever fucked with anything. The one moron who tried got whalloped by the basketball coach... again - no charges, just no more problems...

But in recent years, the kids get bussed, the bike rails get ripped out, recess is cut and we wonder why kids get fat...

These fatty mcfatso problems are all of the government's making - they interfered with what worked so they could tax us even more...

ENOUGH ALREADY!

2/22/2014 11:20:00 PM

AGREED! Very few fat kids back then and no 'diet' soda, to speak of. (Nobody drank Tab because it tasted so awful)

YOu forgot one thing on the list, though. Gym class. We went four days a week. Now, many grades have NO gym class at all. We've got a bunch of sedentary kids who sit on their ever-widening asses all day, in front of computer screens. THen they get driven home and then they sit in front of a screen again, whether it's to do homework or to play Minecraft.

2/23/2014 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is diet pop still tax free???

2/25/2014 06:14:00 PM  

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