Speaking at a Washington Post “Changing Menus” event in Washington, D.C., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., called soda taxes regressive and said that there are better ways to fight obesity.

A post in Capital New York covered Gillibrand’s remarks, and cited her as saying that taxing soda will mean less money in family budgets to be able to afford fresh fruits and vegetables.

We couldn’t agree more.  What you put in your grocery cart is your choice!  We know that regressive taxes on soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages won’t make people healthier – diet and exercise do that!

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