Reader comment on: No Food Stamps for Soda
Submitted by Paul (United States), Oct 7, 2010 15:30
I am based in Washington D.C. and an avid supporter of a national soda tax. The U.S. government hasn't had a problem in the past taxing non-essential commodities that are bad for your health (tobacco, alcohol, etc.). Why should soda be any different? Don't let the millions of dollars spent on anti-smoking ads or the billions of dollars spent on pro-soda lobbying confuse you. Both smoking and drinking soda are unhealthy. Both smoking and drinking soda cost american taxpayers hundreds of millions a year in medicare/medicaid. Am I missing something?
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