President Obama thinks taxing soda is "an idea that we should be exploring." I guess Obama must think only rich people drink sugary drinks. He did promise not to raise taxes on anyone making less then $250 thousand a year. Of course he broke that promise when he signed an law raising taxes on cigarettes. Be careful what sin you allow the government to tax. Yours may be next.
The NY Daily News reported:
The President, in an interview with Men's Health magazine released yesterday, said he thought taxing soda and other sugary drinks is worth putting on the table as Congress debates health care reform.
"It's an idea that we should be exploring," the president said. "There's no doubt that our kids drink way too much soda. And every study that's been done about obesity shows that there is as high a correlation between increased soda consumption and obesity as just about anything else."