This particular administration is over reaching as it is. no more government interferance. I terferance
07/05/2012 - 4:53pm
Yes, this might discourage people from buying drinks with no nutritive value
07/06/2012 - 12:23am
No, what we eat can't be legislated any more than morals can. This is a discipline and habit choice. Taxing sugars and sugar filled products more than they are now will not change our weight problems.
07/06/2012 - 6:33am
Yes. Sugar is not good for you. They should tax it the way they tax cig
07/06/2012 - 7:09am
The Gov't would serve customers better if they limited the volume of advertising companies are allowed to flood the marketplace that are directed at encouraging us (kids and adults) to drink their products and limit the inclusion of HFCS in our foods as well as drinks.
07/06/2012 - 2:22pm
I think that the government should give good heath advice, not add more taxes to their citizens.
07/06/2012 - 5:16pm
Maybe the government should tax these beverages. This could maybe encourage manufacturers to look for more expensive, but healthier ingredients, such as at the very least less refined sugars or fruit juices or even alternative sweeteners and no or natural coloring and other additives. Studies are showing that diet and regular sodas are harmful for your health. Maybe they should be discontinued or have a warning label printed on them since people seem to want to be free to make harmful choices (it tastes/feels good to them), are just plain uninformed, or only care about the final cost. "There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death." Proverbs 14:12 (New American Standard Bible) If the final cost is osteoporosis, heart problems, diabetes, etc. it is too expensive!
07/06/2012 - 6:56pm
Heck ya, it's an addictive habit for kids!
07/06/2012 - 8:43pm
I think it might encourage people to eat less sugar.
07/07/2012 - 1:06am
You betcha. Since I don't drink them that often, I think the government should tax soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. I hope iced tea is not included in this question.