Food Subsidies vs. Junk Food Taxes

Friday, December 14, 2012
Posted in category Food Politics

Here’s Penn & Teller on the cognitive dissonance of the government’s HFCS subsidies to make food cheaper vs. the government’s crusade to tax HFCS-loaded beverages to make them more expensive. WARNING: the usual Penn & Teller profanity is involved.

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4 Responses to Food Subsidies vs. Junk Food Taxes

  1. George says:

    December 14th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    It’s a shame that he waffles so much. Just say it, man.

  2. Wade says:

    December 14th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    you could always avoid HFCS in soft drinks by consuming so called “diet” beverages that are sweetened with aspartame…and everyone knows that aspartame is good for you…if you don’t believe it, just ask Donald Rumsfeld!

  3. jeannie queenie says:

    December 15th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    File this one under food subsidies aka food stamps…and junky jerks who love our American altruism, and find a way to benefit bigtime from our largesse. I think it is time we put all these guys on a boat out to the bounty blue. Have a remote control and blow it up once it’s out about forty miles.

    The following fellows enjoying the boat ride would be corrupt major food companies killing us slowly..the gov’t nincs who tax us front, center and behind, all those who are on food stamps who have no reason to be, the congressmen who pathetically pander to PC BS, like this no good genius who thinks he will outwit the gov’t via his idiot ‘slamic predatory oosturing.

    Now imagine this is only one muslim doing this that they know of, not that they are the only ones. But knowing many are coming here with 2,3,4,5 wives replete with broods aplenty, it isn’t good enough that they get on welfare and suck off of american’s generosity. NO, that was not enough for this desert dude…he managed to pilfer 3.8 million dollars in food stamps.

    The moron judge gives him credit for being ‘charitable to friends and neighbors”. Gotta tell you folks, the cosmic ray factor is ratcheting up when you hear sht like this. So the judge gives the hairy one a year and a day in stripes, and three years of community service..we can only guess what that would be…hopefully he isn’t put near any schools/kids/goats/sheep. 

    “Al-Gaheem and the other co-defendants in the case will be ordered to pay $3.8 million in restitution to the federal government, even though authorities doubt that they can even come close to paying back the money they stole.”  I say put the guys back on a boat and let them drift at sea. Am sure that allah will oblige by sending them to their 72 voygins of virtue.
    http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/man-in-38m-food-stamp-fraud-case-sentenced/nTWJg/

  4. Keith says:

    December 16th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I usually find Penn & Teller to be highly annoying, but this is spot-on. Brilliant.

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