We recently came across this op-ed in the University of California’s Highlander that made some good points regarding SB 622, a bill pending before the California Legislature that would levy a tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. The op-Ed reads as follows:
“A person’s well-being is essential and staying fit is beneficial. However, the tax on sugary drinks is the wrong step to take. The tax, which would include soda as well as sweetened teas, seems like more of a hassle than an actual solution to the ‘obesity epidemic.’ Charging people extra for drinks that will be consumed anyway is hardly an answer to a supposed fattening nation.”
You can check out the full op-ed here. Let us know what you think.
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