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Taxing Sugary Soft Drinks

It seems the old idea of taxing sugary soft drinks is once again back in the headlines as a way to pay for health reform, while fighting obesity at the same time.

 

 

It seems the old idea of taxing sugary soft drinks is once again back in the headlines as a way to pay for health reform, while fighting obesity at the same time.

A group of doctors, nutritionists and economists says a penny an ounce tax on sugary drinks could raise almost 15 billion dollars a year for health programs.

Harvard School of Public Health Dr. Walter Willett says, "It's only fair that people consuming these beverages help share the cost of the diseases that they're putting upon themselves."

The impact these drinks may or may not have when it comes to our health is up for debate. The questions I have...do you think a so called "Sugar Tax" should be implemented on soft drinks to help pay for health care?

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