Texas lawmaker Joe Farias proposes to tax soft drinks by the ounce

“A San Antonio lawmaker wants to add a penny per ounce tax on sugary drinks like soda. He says the money would then help fund public education and promote a healthier lifestyle.”

Read more at KHOU.com.

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9 responses to “Texas lawmaker Joe Farias proposes to tax soft drinks by the ounce

  1. Just like tobacco, it’s not about health; it’s about revenue & control.

  2. How long ’til they make unsweetened softdrinks, and you add your own sugar of high fructose corn syrup (yum!)? We put sugar in iced tea; we can put it in Coke.

  3. Tax bad behaviour and use it to fund teaching good behaviour. That’s called “craziness”. LIke hospitals servings Big Macs and french fries cooked in lard and using the proceeds to teach cardiac health. Crazy.

  4. Hawaii’s Governor is under the same spell that sees dollar signs in junkscience:
    http://www.khon2.com/news/local/story/Governor-proposing-to-tax-sugary-drinks/0OybIlGJAEK8YmocZb8-vA.cspx

  5. It’s everywhere! It’s everywhere!! :)

  6. Objects are responsible.

    Guns commit crimes; sugar makes you fat.

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