Here at Sip & Savor, we've spent a fair amount of time blogging about unfair and discriminatory taxes. On occasion, we've even had opportunities to share another perspective - one from outside the beverage industry. Today is one of those times.
As New York once again considers an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, John Stossel will use tonight's show ("Stossel;" Fox Business Network; 8:00 p.m. ET) to push back against the "food police," whom he states are "eroding our basic freedoms - the freedom to buy what we want, eat what we want, drink what we want, and raise our children as we see fit." As he does in his blog, we can likely expect him to address the ideological, scientific and policy reasons as to why a soda tax is the wrong approach.
We hope you’ll tune in to hear Stossel's point of view. And if you're interested in learning more about the proposed tax in New York, check out New Yorkers Against Unfair Taxes, a coalition of concerned New Yorkers ("hard working individuals, struggling families, and already burdened small businesses") who are opposed to the idea.