Viewpoint one talks about how in San Francisco and Chicago, politicians allowed sugary drinks to be taxed. The newfound movement of taxing junk food is supported by the mayor of New York. However, big soda companies do not see this as a big deal. In fact they are use to these taxes popping up every so often. Currently, seven cities have a tax on soda or juice including Philadelphia. There are not any studies that prove that placing taxes on soda will decrease obesity. Lately, many cities and states are contemplating whether or not to add these taxes. Hillary Clinton agrees with the tax, but Bernie Sanders opposes it. Soda Companies think that using commercials and making healthier drinks will be better than taxes them. Taxing unhealthy drinks is a way to reduce America’s obesity level.
Some people with be mad about getting taxed more and some people wouldn’t mind getting taxed more as long as it is doing something like helping someone that needs help or saving their lives. “About 800 000 people commit suicide every year… Mental disorders and harmful use of alcohol contribute to many suicides around the world. ”(www.who.int) The people I think that won’t like getting taxed the most are people like Lennie and George who are struggling with money as is
It is said that “the tax hike would bring in an additional $326.7 million in annual revenue for a state that is operating under severe budget constraints”(Teague). If the tax on smoking goers up it can bring some of that money back in. The bad thing is that Americans are still losing more money from smoking than receiving. The Oklahoma City Bombing was a true tragedy. In the Bombing “ The dead would number 168, including 19 children”(Ripley).
The family probably thinks it’s wrong because you shouldn’t be taxed on using something that we use everything single day. Just taxing in general is awful. We shouldn’t have to pay for things that we use everyday and love. Paper especially is something that shouldn’t be taxed. Taxing someone like a writer or a journalist is awful.
This act might also be proven as effective because it is very similar to the cigarette tax, which showed that “the trends in cigarette prices and overall U.S. cigarette consumption from 1970 to 2015 show that there is a strong correlation between increasing prices and decreasing consumption” (TobbacoFreeKids.org). This clearly indicates that the market is willing to let go of particular items if there is an increase in prices. Statistics showed that after the tax on cigarettes, “that a $1-per-pack increase, which is similar to what the President has proposed, would result by 2021 in 8 percent fewer smokers aged 18-24, compared to current law” (Marr). Even a product like cigarettes, which is highly addictive, people were able to say no when there was a shift in costs. The SWEET Act is feasible because it has an overwhelming support group behind it, these groups include “American Heart Association, American Public Health Association, California Center for Public Health Advocacy, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, ChangeLab Solutions, Consumer
Unfortunately, the cost of donating (crates, shipping, etc.) frequently costs more than the benefit of the tax cut, making it less costly to simply throw away the food rather than donate it. We incentivize the grocers by covering the costs of crates and shipping, qualifying them for the tax benefit simply
The use of plastic bags has been debated for years. Some people prefer to use them, and others would rather use substitutes, and most have their personal reasons why they lean one way or the other in the argument. In this article, the author addresses why he believes plastic bags should not be banned. The author, Adam B. Summers, uses various literary tools and appeals throughout his article, "Bag Ban Bad for Freedom and Environment," to support his argument that banning plastic bags would do more harm than good. Logical appeal is the most frequently used literary device in the passage.
Removing the ability for them to have a choice strips people of their freedom, and America is built on the ideal of freedom. Adding on, the soda ban might not even have any health benefits. Referring back to Gross’ article, a nutritionist is quoted as saying, “It is not reasonable to blame or cite one product… [the proposal] produces a false sense of accomplishment in the fight against obesity.” Even health experts disagree with the ban. This mandate supposedly improves people’s well-being, but it fails at accomplishing that goal.
Expensive fines for negligent use (such as public use, exceeding possession requirements, or irresponsibility) should also be. The War on Drugs is also a big issue. Once we were spending countless amounts of money on arrests, processing and prosecutions of drug-related arrests. For example in November 1996, California adopted a proposition for medicinal marijuana and helped drop the drug crime in California . “The Sinaloa Cartel, led by “El Chapo” Guzman, with most of his control in Baja California, started to lose influence in California because of a decline in the demand for his product, in part to these changes in the law.
That 's 30 percent of the global total. The top countries most responsible for the plastic pollution issue are as following, China, The Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Egypt, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Bangladesh. What are we gonna do about it? Switch bag materials or don 't even provide bags just make the people bring their own bags and then they can continue to reuse them and then we won 't have the issue of plastic ending up in the ocean. Innocent animals we haven 't even discovered yet are dying because people can 't walk 10 feet to a trash can.
The opinion piece, "Ban the bag before it's too late", published by The Daily Chronicle on 27 May 2008, contends to the Federal Government as well as the citizens of Australia to inform them that they need to ban plastic bags in Australia. Plastic bags contributes to environmental problems, the potential threats to wildlife and the fact that other nations have already been making progress to ban plastic bags shows that Australia has to make a change as well. The author sets their article in an authoritative tone towards all citizens of Australia to emphasise the negative effects of plastic bags. Furthermore, the image provided represented the plastic bags being disposed of and being dumped in the environment which is another example that contributes
Have you ever wondered what grocery stores would do without plastic bags? Stores would have to start using reusable bags and without the plastic bags there would be less liter. Other people all around the world are having a debate whether they should ban plastic bags or not. Many people are taking the ban very seriously and believe that they should ban the plastic bags. The U.S. should ban plastic bags because they cause litter, they cost too much, and they can damage to marine life and livestock.
The article Bag Ban Bad for Freedom and Environment, by Adam B. Summers, argues that a ban placed on plastic grocery bags would be detrimental to the environment as well as to people. Summers builds his argument with the use of pathos, ethos, and statistics throughout the article. Summers uses pathos in the article to strengthen his argument. He is able to use two examples of the negative impacts of the possible ban on plastic bags.
Five Forces Analysis Threats of New Entrants - High The threat of new entrants for the bag industry is high since putting up a bag business is easy. There are a lot of different companies that are already in this kind of industry. There are international and local businesses that have successfully established their brands here in the Philippines. There is an increasing percentage of local brands here in the Philippines which indicates that the barriers to entry are low in the bag industry.
Smoking should be banned in public places for many reason many people do not like the smell of smoke nor want the smell of the smoke to get into their clothes. Smoking also affects the environment. For an example if someone is outside smoking outside near a restaurant and a family wants to sit outside and eat it can affect the family that is eating also if they have kids with them. Usually people look for places where no smokers are so thats why smoking should be banned from all public places. Some people also would not like for there kids to get influenced by others people smoking or to imitate it.