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[–] MySubtleKnife 9 points 19 points (+28|-9) ago 

Exactly. What a farce the IRS is pulling here. The US creates policies that drive business out of the country, then expects to be compensated for income that wasn't even made on US soil? WTF.

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[–] theburntsausage 4 points 1 points (+5|-4) ago 

Government.

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[–] Bindlestiff 4 points 10 points (+14|-4) ago 

these 'booms' are workers making pennies on the dollar in sweat shops. and when the economy just starts to develop enough that they have other options, the company closes the factory and moves it someplace else.

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[–] theoldguy 6 points 1 points (+7|-6) ago 

making pennies on the dollar in sweat shops

Making a fraction of that in the rice paddy was so much better.

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[–] daskapitalist 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Because unlike yourself, the government and voters don't grasp basic economics. :p

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[–] tothetop 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Probably because the United States is a massive country in both size and population, and as a result the government needs money to do shit like law enforcement, military, and infrastructure.

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[–] littlemikemac 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Coke will just have the IRS killed, because apparently that's how they solve their problems.

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[–] hyperoperation 20 points 12 points (+32|-20) ago 

Considering the implicit healthcare costs associated with their products I think they definitely owe the public some money. And don't feed me a line about self-control and how soda is fine in moderation because most American's have proven they simply have no self-control.

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[–] eyeman 5 points 22 points (+27|-5) ago 

So we should just tax all foods since people can't control themselves? Hell if people can't control themselves maybe we should stop giving a choice for food, and force everyone to buy the exact same thing.

To be fair I haven't a soda in two+ years, and I still don't want to see taxes go up on soda because "people can't control themselves." A better solution would be to give healthy people a tax break.

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[–] Loumedia 3 points 24 points (+27|-3) ago 

Tax the fat and old. The more you use the system, the more you pay.

I'm healthy. My family is healthy. We shouldnt have to pay for land whales healthy at every size with heart failure issues at 36.

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[–] hyperoperation 7 points 3 points (+10|-7) ago 

Soda is way too cheap because the government subsidizes corn. You shouldn't be able to purchase a 2-liter bottle of soda for under a dollar, it's insane. We are paying for all of these peoples diabetes treatment so I think at the very least a small tax to help offset the costs would be nice. Even 1 cent per teaspoon of sugar would help.

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[–] savageslav 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

There is also misinformation and ignorance. Please stop using washed out talking points.

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[–] ratsmack 8 points 3 points (+11|-8) ago 

They're selling a product made with white death, otherwise known as sugar. Their product far exceeds the health impact of the tobacco companies that have had to pay billions of dollars in penalties. Even though personal responsibility of the consumer should mitigate the consumption of these poisonous products, we all know how well that works. And so, social services have to pick up the tab for the medical issues caused from the irresponsibility of the producers and consumers. I would have no problem of the government litigating for a 50% tax to help offset the costs of social medical services provided.

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[–] sugleris 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Have you seen Dr. Robert Lustig's presentation on it? Fascinating shit when someone that studies what food does to your body, tells you what it does, and explains how we have been just so cool with ingesting copious amounts as if it was cannon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

Endocrinologists are pretty badass. He needs to get more Degrasse Tyson about the that shit.

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[–] PlayByPlayAnnouncer 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

People don't have self-control. We're hardwired to want sugar because it used to be scarce. Now its plentiful and our reptilian brain hasn't caught up with the times.

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[–] Boxlighter 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

most American's have proven they simply have no self-control.

So how the fuck is that anybody else's problem but the person themselves?

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[–] hyperoperation 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Because if you pay taxes you are paying for that persons health problems.

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[–] Morbo 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

We are confident we will prevail on the merits of this case.

Translation: we have paid off the right people to make this whole thing go away.

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[–] jaceame 3 points 10 points (+13|-3) ago 

Big government picking on the little guy again.

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[–] Loumedia 5 points 12 points (+17|-5) ago 

The top comment claims corporations pay too much taxes.

Mfw my head almost exploded.

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[–] Fagtardicus 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago  (edited ago)

> tfw you cant tell sarcasm from genuine stupidity anymore

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[–] fuckingkike 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I own shares in Coca-Cola. This will probably cut into the ~$50 dividend check I was promised this quarter.

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[–] balancedchaos 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

What a fucking kike.

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[–] Kal 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I wonder if it's going to be something like this when some entity finally calls the IRS out on not actually having legal authority.

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[–] novictim 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

...and then watch them settle for 3.3 Million and see the Dems and Reps declare victory.

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[–] pretor 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

is ok, they will pay 100 million fine and everything will be ok.

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