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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    I don't see the sugar tax as necessarily good for revenue raising, but if it makes softdrinks unaffordable for families, this is a GOOD THING! drink water instead.
    As with the example I gave earlier, making things unaffordable doesn't necessarily mean that people will stop buying it. They'll just sacrifice other things in order to obtain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemmi1987 View Post
    just because you prefer not to and you choose not to does not mean others should be forced to fall in line with your beliefs,


    Money raised by a tax is highly unlikely to be spent on health OR education :/
    It's not "my belief" that sugary drinks are bad for your health

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    As with the example I gave earlier, making things unaffordable doesn't necessarily mean that people will stop buying it. They'll just sacrifice other things in order to obtain it.
    For some people, yes, but if soft drink companies can't pass on the tax hike to customers without a significant reduction in demand, they will be forced to start producing soft drinks with lower sugar content. Also a good outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    It's not "my belief" that sugary drinks are bad for your health
    Nope but it is "your belief" that water is good for me- water makes me puke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    Nope but it is "your belief" that water is good for me- water makes me puke.
    Not really sure how to respond to this.

    Do your children not drink water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    Not really sure how to respond to this.

    Do your children not drink water?
    How about- "ya ok I don't know what is good for anyone other than myself/my family as I don't know another's situation/needs"

    My child is 8 weeks, so no.

    My step kids never would until recently when I started to add a slice of lemon to it.

    EFS

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    As with the example I gave earlier, making things unaffordable doesn't necessarily mean that people will stop buying it. They'll just sacrifice other things in order to obtain it.
    Yes but the same could be said for cigarettes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Yes but the same could be said for cigarettes.
    I was thinking of bringing up cigarettes but didn't want to be lynched in here!

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    The only tricks lib governments have up their sleeve is making the rich richer and the poor poorer!

    Australia's most affluent don't pay enough tax and they have way too much influence over the government.

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    Of course making things more expensive detracts people from buying it.

    And yes in the case of sugary drinks it is a good thing. Just like it is for cigarettes and wine.

    And where do you think the tax raise will go? At least a portion of it will go to the health and education system.

    Water is the best drink to have, I didn't think we'd have to prove this? If you have a medical condition preventing you from drinking water maybe you should see your GP and get help?

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