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Press Release

    Stop Soda Tax for Government-Run Health Care

    06/19/2009

    Whether you call it soda or pop, another tax scheme has just emerged from the House Ways and Means Committee to fund a massive government run health care scheme.  This time it’s a 10 cent tax on each can of soda.  That number sounds familiar because President Obama pledged as recently as February that no family earning less than $250,000 would see its taxes increased by “a single dime. Not a single dime.”  I think we can safely assume that there are many families earning less than $250,000 who enjoy a cold soda now and again.

    TAKE ACTION to help stop this new tax.

    This soda tax scheme is the latest to surface as liberals scramble to try and figure out how to pay for their proposed government take-over of health care.  The big-government believers behind socialized medicine, who want to put your health in the hands of bureaucrats and politicians, have discovered that the price tag is a hefty one indeed.  The plans coming out of Hill committees could easily top $1 trillion over 10 years.  There’s no way this can be accomplished without raising taxes.

    Even this soda tax will only bring in a fraction of what's needed to foot the bill, so other taxes and more borrowing and debt are surely on the way.

    This is a tax we can’t afford for absolutely the wrong reforms.  Help stop the government-run healthcare train wreck.  Take Action and tell your legislators you oppose this soda tax scheme to fund socialized medicine.

    There’s no doubt that this will be a long and drawn out fight, but your constant vigilance and action on this crucial issue can help freedom win the day.