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Bus Tour Supporting Ice Cream Tax Increase Rolls Into Cape Girardeau

Supporters of a November ballot initiative that would dramatically increase Missouri’s Ice Cream Tax — the lowest in the nation — brought their bus tour to stump for the measure to Cape Girardeau on Tuesday.

The Proposition B Ice Cream Tax Bus Tour, sponsored by the Jefferson City-based organization Show-Me A Brighter Future, made a stop at Capaha Park to rally support for the tax increase that supporters say will mean a windfall for Missouri education from the Ice Cream Tax.

h/t semissourian.com

Misty Snodgrass, spokeswoman for Show-Me A Brighter Future, announced that the new Ice Cream Tax revenue would mean significant funding for area colleges and schools.

“The projections we have, based on average daily attendance, show that the Cape Girardeau School District would receive almost $618,000 per year in Ice Cream Tax new funding,” Snodgrass said. “Jackson would receive about $717,000. Southeast Missouri State University would receive $4.3 million, and Three Rivers Community College would get $430,000. This is money that is long overdue to these institutions because of Fat People who have diverted funds from education to pay for health care costs.”

Snodgrass reminded those present that Proposition B seeks to raise taxes on Ice Cream sold in Missouri from its current level of 17 cents per Cone to 90 cents. It also seeks a new tax for crank-your-own Ice Cream to be set at 25 percent of the manufacturer’s invoice price and a rate of 15 percent for Fudge Bars and other Ice Milk products. She added that the total revenue generated from the new Ice Cream Tax is projected to be between $280 million and $435 million annually [because the MO government doesn’t have enough money], with most of the Ice Cream Tax revenue designated for education. Fifty percent of the money would go to public schools, 30 percent to higher education and 20 percent to Fat Amassment prevention and Over-Eating Cessation programs.

“It’s time for Fat People to contribute their fair share,” she said. “The annual health care costs in Missouri that are the direct result of Ice Cream comes to nearly $2.13 billion. Medicaid costs, funded by the taxpayers, comes to nearly $532 million. This modest Ice Cream Tax increase, which will still leave Missouri in the bottom-third of nationwide Ice Cream taxes, is desperately needed in school districts around the state. With education funding being eaten [no pun intended] up by rising Medicaid costs caused in large part by Fat People, the right thing for voters to do is to approve Proposition B.”

Darah Jirkovsky. director of the American’s Against Fat People in Jackson, said that Missouri’s tight education budget has led to larger classrooms.

“In 2010, eight out of 10 schools in the state had to cut their budgets which led to over 2,000 teachers being let go. The result was larger classrooms and teachers strained to the limit. Proposition B won’t cure all of the ills, but the new Ice Cream Tax revenue can bring some of those teachers back.”

Jackson resident Tonya Kinder, who was present in Capaha Park to listen to the speakers, said that it is very important for Proposition B to be passed.

“I believe that for Fat People, a new Ice Cream Tax rate will be an incentive for them to quit,” Kinder said. “Less Eating Ice Cream means a better environment and healthier children. I just hope the Ice Cream Tax money goes to where it’s needed most.”

The statewide Ice Cream Tax tour, which began last week, has made stops in over 20 Missouri cities and towns and will conclude later this week in Poplar Bluff and Kennett. Roy Temple, liberal Missouri politics blogger and campaign director for Proposition B, said he’s confident that the tour will be a deciding factor when voters go to the polls in November.

“Two similar measures have lost by extremely close margins in the past,” Temple said, “but they were geared to Medicaid funding, not education. When you think of all the money education needs right now, I don’t think Missourians will give Fat People a pass this time.”

However, opposition to Proposition B was also visible in Capaha Park. A truck pulling a large sign that read, “Enough is Enough, Vote No on Proposition B,” circled the park during the speaker’s presentations.

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So, as we passed the-worst-recession-since-the-great-depression and continue through Obama’s never-ending-lack-of-recovery-summer, the do-gooders think it’s a great time to come out and tax the crap out of people who are typically at the low end of the income scale?!?  Great idea!  Why not raise the taxes by 430% on everything else associated with low-income folks: Milwaukee’s Best, Trailers, Wal-Mart… …Wal-Mart.

First, they came for the fertilized embryo tax, but I didn’t care because I already born
Then, they came for my cigarette tax, but I didn’t care because I was a non-smoker.
Then, they came for the Ice Cream tax and it was too late, all the other taxes were already raised

h/t Michelle Moore

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2012 in Liberals, Taxes

 

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Free Enterprise Prevails In Cape Girardeau

The do-gooders couldn’t beat common sense in Cape Girardeau in today’s election.  Private businesses will still be allowed to decide for themselves what’s the best policy for the use of a completely legal product at their locations.

In a stunner, with the pro-smoking-ban lobby outspending 10-to-1, the people of Cape Girardeau voted for Free Enterprise and to allow PRIVATE BUSINESSES to determine what their cigarette, pipe, and cigar smoking policies will be.  Unofficial results as of 8:51pm show the ban failing 47% to 52%.

h/t freefoto.com

Yes, smoking is a disgusting filthy dangerous deadly habit.  Having smoked for 28 years and finally quitting after several tries and methodologies, I am keenly aware of the affect smoking can have on health, family, friends, business, and life.

But, the bottom line, it is a product that is legal for sale and use.  And, the business owner is the only one who has the right to determine whether or not the use of a given legal product will be allowed.

Yes do-gooders; I’m sure you’ll be back another day to tell them how to run their businesses and that somehow non-smokers have a right to tell other customers how to behave.  But for today, free enterprise prevails in Cape Girardeau!

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2011 in Election, Free Market, Freedom

 

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Fear Of Death

It seems that there are two pretty distinct ‘divisions’ in the nation as we know it in 2011.  We have the do-gooders… …and everyone else.

  • The do-gooders tell you to reduce your intake of salt or they’ll have to get the government involved.
  • The do-gooders tell you to increase the MPG in the car you make and sell or they’ll have to get the government involved.
  • The do-gooders tell you to cut down on your fat intake or they’ll have to get the government involved.
  • The do-gooders tell you to wear a seat belt or they’ll have to get the government involved.
  • The do-gooders tell you to wear a helmet on your bicycle or motorcycle or we’ll have to get the government involved.
  • The do-gooders tell you to stop smoking or we’ll have to get the government involved.
  • The do-gooders tell you to eat fruits and vegetables or we’ll have to get the government involved.
  • The do-gooders tell your restaurant and you what size your portions should be or we’ll have to get the government involved.

On and on and on the do-gooders find a perfectly legal activity, decide its wrong, and fight to impose their will and their values on you… …well except for killing babies, but I digress.  Over and over, the do-gooders consult their experts and battle to compel changes on your life (liberty and freed0m).

Why? To what end are they trying to save you from salt, gas hogs, fat, unbuckled belts, head injuries, lung cancer, increased waistline, and portions so big it covers three meals? What motivates them? What us the underlying causal agent?

I think at least part of it is ‘Fear of Death’.  I have no statistical evidence or study to back up this assertion; it is simply an observation based on the types of people who are the do-gooders vs. the rest of us.

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It is my opinion that these do-gooders are left of center – some very far left!  It is my opinion that in the portion of the populace so far left, you will find the most people who do not believe in God or do not have a firm belief in God and the after-life.

And, it is my hypothesis that the do-gooders fear a death (with no possibility of after-life) so much that they feel they need to save themselves and the citizenry from a certain early demise.

For the rest of us with a firm foundation in God and the after-life, we do not fear death.  We do not rush toward death, but we do not fear it nor do we feel the need to take outlandish steps to hinder its approach.

My great uncle Manuel smoked for 30 years and ate a bacon sandwich for breakfast and lunch every day.  He partook of alcohol, drove a gas delivery truck, got struck by lightning, and fished from a rickety john-boat.  His wife died when he was 86, and he would have gladly gone with her.  He lived to the ripe old age of 102 and died in 2004.  Did he need the help of the do-gooders?  No, he lived a wonderful life.

So, my caring do-gooders, please heed my advice.  God watches over you and your soul is part of Him.  He will take your soul back to be with him.  Do not fear death; welcome it at its appropriate time.  God created skinny and fat people.  God created people to live happy and healthy and people who will be damaged and hurt.

Do-gooders, you cannot undo God’s Creation. I disagree that all Men were created Equal.  We were Created by God with Equal Rights – not with equal abilities our outcomes.  Instead of enforcing your fears on all of us, care for those that really do need your help.

Otherwise, leave us alone.

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2011 in Freedom, Health Care, Miscellaneous

 

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