Obama Open to Soda Tax

It should be no surprise that President Obama is open to levying a tax on “unhealthy” beverages like soda. He already is open to forcing people to buy medical insurance.

He recently told Men’s Health magazine the following:

“It’s an idea that we should be exploring … 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.”

Paternalism is a nasty little habit of government — one it won’t break easily.
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2 Responses to Obama Open to Soda Tax

  1. […] that similar taxes have been proposed elsewhere in the nation and President Obama has in the past voiced support for such measures. It is likely that the federal government’s “reform” efforts […]

  2. […] similar taxes have been proposed elsewhere in the nation and President Obama has in the past voiced support for such measures. It is likely that the federal government’s “reform” efforts tocontrol […]

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