New York Soda tax?


It looks like the idea of a soda tax has been resurrected here in NY since it seems to be working in Mississippi and California already. Mayor Bloomberg sings the praises of this tax and told a state senate committee:

Today, more than half the residents of New York City, and nearly 40 percent of our public school students, are overweight, many of them seriously so. That puts them dangerously on track to contracting diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, depression, and other serious health problems later in their lives.

“It’s in the interest of us all to prevent that from happening now – and the surest pathway to changing behavior is through the wallet.

What do you think about taxing soda?


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