According to recent independent public polling, nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose additional taxes on soft drinks and about 75 percent oppose limiting the types or amounts of food and drinks people can buy.

Other national polls also show that people just don’t support taxes on common grocery items, like soft drinks. That’s why the public policy debate has moved on from taxes and bans and onto real solutions.  If we want to get serious about obesity, it starts with education – not laws and regulation.  Politicians should focus on what matters most – education, jobs and the economy – and leave the grocery shopping to us.