Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sin taxes and freedom

According to Breitbart,
President Barack Obama hinted he could support a "sin tax" on fizzy drinks to help lower high rates of US obesity, but admitted it would be an uphill battle against corporate and economic interests.

"I actually think it's an idea that we should be exploring," Obama said in the forthcoming issue of Men's Health regarding potential taxes levied on soft drinks such as colas and other sugar-filled products.

The power to tax is the power to control. Do we really value our freedom or do we want a country in which our government pulls our financial strings to manipulate or even force us to do what they think is in our best interests? When will the American people say enough is enough?

It is long past time for some kind of radical tax reform (fair tax? flat tax?) that will eliminate government ability to use taxes for social control.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

The FairTax empowers Americans. http://www.fairtax.org/