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To be fair... I think there are a fair number of people,
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:37am
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some of them politicians, who probably do honestly think that folks would be better off not drinking soda. I don't drink much soda (I prefer milk), but I do recognize that unless it is done in moderation, that much sugar is not great for anyone.

So, I think there could be politicians who honestly think that taxing soda is good for the people.

Though I suspect MOST of the supporters of such taxes REALLY are just using the sugar content as a EXCUSE to generate more tax dollars that they can use for their personal preferred expenditures.


  • I don't drink sodaEnnui, Tue Sep 11 7:29am
    so I don't have a personal stake in this. I doubt that the state has any sincere interest in everyone's personal health. OTOH, I don't think the state is plotting behind closed doors to get us. I... more
    • To be fair... I think there are a fair number of people, — Sprout, Tue Sep 11 7:37am
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