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(The Hill)   Not content with just the demise of Hostess, Dennis Kucinich targets all snack cake peddlers   ( divider line
    More: Followup, Dennis Kucinich, snack cake, Democrats, Hostess Brands, Nutrition disorder, shut downs  
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2012-11-17 10:42:29 AM  
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Fart_Machine: It also should be noted that selling off their brands means someone else will most likely pick them up to resume the flow of Twinkies and Ho Ho's to our starved masses.

Glad I wasn't at Walmart yesterday. There might have been a rascal 'run' on the Hostess aisle
2012-11-17 12:08:15 PM  
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Fart_Machine: Needlessly Complicated: We are giving makers of sugary snacks a tax break for advertising. Why the hell are we doing that?

The point they're making is why single out junk food companies when it's applied across the board to everyone?

I'm saying why are we giving tax breaks to any company for advertising.

Fair enough. No advertising tax breaks for anyone! Sounds good to me. Even the right wingers can agree with that, right?

Now, before you answer:
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2012-11-17 12:05:14 PM  
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LordJiro: They're so desperate, they're grabbing straws they've already discarded.

Christ, the modern GOP cannot collapse fast enough. GTFO and let adults take your place in government.

They are picking up feathers that have fallen off of that poor chicken and claiming that they're straws.
2012-11-17 11:05:43 AM  
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Lost Thought 00: Fart_Machine: Apparently not giving them a tax break is legislating morality.

It is. The tax breaks aren't specifically for producing junk food, they are general purpose tax breaks everyone enjoys. This is like trying to ban mortgage tax deductions for gay couples.

No, it isn't. This analogy is bad and you should feel bad.
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