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Old 01-29-2013, 09:39 AM   #1
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Cloth diaper tax credit

Have you sen this petition going around?

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/m/152...ge/?cid=FB_TAF
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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That's interesting... pretty sure it will never fly, but would love it!

I would love to see a hefty tax on most disposable products, like bottled water, paper napkins, paper/plastic cups, diapers, etc. The 5 cents I get at Starbucks for my travel mug for sure isn't motivating a lot of people. But if it was an extra $1 for a paper cup... that might move some people.
And up the tax on cigarettes while you're at it. And gasoline. Assuming that all the proceeds actually went somewhere useful. Like schools.

Maybe we should apply a seriously big tax on anything with HFCS in it. Then use the proceeds to pay for better school lunches. The Washington Post had an article last Sunday about school lunches in Japan - blew my mind and sounds so simple. Sorry to hijack with my rant
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It's a good idea in theory. I don't see it ever happening though.

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That's interesting... pretty sure it will never fly, but would love it!

I would love to see a hefty tax on most disposable products, like bottled water, paper napkins, paper/plastic cups, diapers, etc. The 5 cents I get at Starbucks for my travel mug for sure isn't motivating a lot of people. But if it was an extra $1 for a paper cup... that might move some people.
And up the tax on cigarettes while you're at it. And gasoline. Assuming that all the proceeds actually went somewhere useful. Like schools.

Maybe we should apply a seriously big tax on anything with HFCS in it. Then use the proceeds to pay for better school lunches. The Washington Post had an article last Sunday about school lunches in Japan - blew my mind and sounds so simple. Sorry to hijack with my rant
Yup... because the answer to everything in this country should be "let's tax it!"
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Re: Cloth diaper tax credit

not for me..

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Maybe we should apply a seriously big tax on anything with HFCS in it. Then use the proceeds to pay for better school lunches. The Washington Post had an article last Sunday about school lunches in Japan - blew my mind and sounds so simple. Sorry to hijack with my rant
Honestly things liek this REALLY annoy the heack outta me. SO we eaither
1) hope that millions of Americans will countinue to posion their bodies in excessive amounts so our kids can eat a "healthy lunch"

or

2) we hope the increased tax will deter millions of Americans from choosing junk and help the make healthier choices, at the expense of schools lunch funds being drastically cut...

Ummm yea..

I feel the same way about using tabacco tax to fund schools
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Have you sen this petition going around?

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/m/152...ge/?cid=FB_TAF
Sorry to be so off-topic but can I say how much I LOVE your picture AtLeast!!! TOO CUTE!!!!
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Re: Cloth diaper tax credit

I would be more inclined to choose cloth because of a tax credit than be deterred from disposables because of a tax hike.
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I would be more inclined to choose cloth because of a tax credit than be deterred from disposables because of a tax hike.
This. It would be so nice to get a tax credit for cloth diapering!
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I would be more inclined to choose cloth because of a tax credit than be deterred from disposables because of a tax hike.
Yup. Removing something people dislike, when they do something "good", tends to modify behavior better than punishing them for doing something "bad."

Was that too geeky? I really shouldn't post while I'm doing homework ...
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Re: Cloth diaper tax credit

*I just copied my reply from the other thread about this*
There is a Canadian one as well:
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/...h-dipaers.html

I think it is a great idea in principal, but I also don't think it would be as helpful as one might hope. Most people who CD for financial reasons buy used, and therefor would not get a receipt. I also think that I will get more more benefit from having a resale market/being able to buy used than getting a tiny little one-time tax break.
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