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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

soda should be the new sin tax?

Shaun Miller pointed out this video of Dr. Richard Daines, the New York state commissioner of health. I don't much care for sin taxes but perhaps soda could be seen more obviously as neosin given the obesity problem.

Disclaimer: I love beer, especially homebrew which is probably more healthy (in moderation).

1 comment:

Chris said...

Taxing soda is an idea that has been around for a while. "I'm (in favor of/opposed to) taxing cigarettes because..." Complete the sentence in such a way that you can't replace cigarettes with soda and still have it be true. It's actually pretty hard (unless you specifically say something about lungs rather than health, &c).