No matter how it is framed, taxes and bans on common grocery items, like soft drinks, are simply bad policy.

They are unpopular with voters, hurt businesses and won't do anything to address obesity. That’s why the public policy debate has moved on from taxes and bans and onto real solutions.

Our elected officials should focus on what is most important - creating more jobs, stimulating the economy, improving education - and leave the grocery shopping to us.

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