Every year around this time, there’s a heightened awareness of how much we pay in taxes as people across the country focus on filing their returns.   So it’s timely that we mention soda taxes, as we have before.  The truth remains that people don’t support taxes and bans on common grocery items, like soft drinks. In fact, there have been several proposals to tax soda, and none of them have gotten any traction.

If we want to get serious about obesity, it starts with education – not laws and regulation. It’s not the government’s job to dictate what we can or cannot put in our grocery cart – it’s our choice.  Politicians should focus on what matters most – education, jobs and the economy – and leave the grocery shopping to us.

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