Obama’s health care plan is expected to cost more than $1 trillion. The most likely source of funding: taxes. The Senate Finance Committee recently proposed a three-cent tax on sugary drinks including sodas, energy drinks and sports drinks. Diet sodas would be exempt. Not only would this proposal aid in funding the enormous health care bill; it would also, according to … [Read more...] about Soda Tax or Bottled Water Tax?
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Last week, we did a blog post on celebrities for bottled water. You didn’t just think we’d leave you hanging without presenting the other side of the equation, did you? The celebrities for bottled water endorse the commodity by giving it a sexy image. It appears that those against bottled water bring a little more to the table than a sexy appearance. Whose side are you … [Read more...] about Anti-Bottled Water Celebrities
“Bottled Water is bad.” That’s the message most environmentalists have been trying to spread for many years. The plastic packaging hurts the environment as well as the beverage itself. Most bottled waters are no better for you than filtered tap – in fact, some bottled water is nothing but purified tap water. But you’ve heard all this before. It seems that in the wake of … [Read more...] about Celebrities For Bottled Water
Earlier this year, The Onion published a thought-provoking article on what happens when 30 million people shrug off the environmental harm done by throwing away just one plastic bottle. This cynically funny “news” source always has a way of making a statement without actually stating it outright. While reading this I began to cringe as I recalled the many times in my life … [Read more...] about The Onion reveals what happens when 30 million people throw away plastic