The research is clear – the American public simply does not support a tax on common grocery items, like soft drinks. A recent Rasmussen Reports poll found that 72 percent of American adults oppose “a tax on sugar to discourage sugar use and help fund programs to fight obesity and diabetes.”
Despite what some politicians and activists say, taxes don’t make people healthier – a balanced diet and exercise do. And people understand that. That’s why the public policy debate has moved on from taxes and bans, and onto real, meaningful and lasting solutions.