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#1 Jan 23 2013 at 4:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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Making money is making money. Whether you make it peddling lemonade on the side of the road or paying into a mutual fund, or cleaning toilets for minimum wage shouldn't matter if you are -truly- in favour of a flat tax. I see a lot of words up there, but I don't see any explanation of why, if you are in favour of a flat tax, you aren't in favour of treating all income equally.

Also... semi related to the original topic...tangentally at least... the NAACP is fighting New York's movement to curb soda sizes. I'm confused about how restricting the size of sodas sold is racist...

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Opponents also are raising questions of racial fairness alongside other complaints as the novel restriction faces a court test.

The NAACP's New York state branch and the Hispanic Federation have joined beverage makers and sellers in trying to stop the rule from taking effect March 12. Critics are attacking what they call an inconsistent and undemocratic regulation, while city officials and health experts defend it as a pioneering and proper move to fight obesity.

The issue is complex for the minority advocates, especially given that obesity rates are higher than average among blacks and Hispanics, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The groups say in court papers they're concerned about the discrepancy, but the soda rule will unduly harm minority businesses and "freedom of choice in low-income communities."

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUGARY_DRINKS_LAWSUIT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-01-23-06-18-52



Edited, Jan 23rd 2013 2:33pm by Olorinus
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