Earlier this week we read in FoodNavigator-USA.com about a poll that found more than 64 percent of respondents oppose a soda tax. This is just the latest in a series of polls that proves that people do not support additional taxes on common grocery items like soft drinks, juice drinks, teas, sports drinks and other beverages.
Hard-working families are holding their own in this tough economy, but they can’t afford higher grocery prices. There could not be a worse time to ask middle-income families to pay any more in taxes. These taxes will just further squeeze families already struggling to make ends meet. Check out this excerpt from the write-up:
“Nearly two-thirds of readers (64.2 percent) thought soda tax was not a good idea, with nearly a quarter saying they thought it was a ‘government cash-grab.’”
Have a look at the breakdown of the poll by clicking here. And be sure to let us know what you think about the soda tax by commenting below, or checking in with us on Facebook and Twitter.