President Obama is right. Reforming health care is tough; otherwise it would have been done by now. And he gets credit for taking on such a complex issue. Frankly, tackling this issue is going to take complex solutions.

The reality of the intricacies of our health care system - and all the ways it's become the expensive and inconsistent system that it is - makes one wonder why some lawmakers are even considering a tax on juice drinks, soft drinks and other beverages as part of this equation?

The complexities of health care reform are not going to be solved by a tax on soda pop. And if some lawmakers believe it can be even part of the solution, their health care plan has far bigger fundamental problems than a simple beverage tax can solve. We're in trouble if we need to start taxing groceries to fix America's health care system.