California lawmaker introduces soda tax bill

Posted February 18th, 2010 by masshole
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California lawmaker introduced legislation on Thursday that would tax sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks and use the proceeds to bankroll programs to fight childhood obesity.
The bill, introduced by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez, would slap a 1-cent levy on every teaspoon of added sugar and other caloric sweeteners in commercial beverages sold.

The intent is to force people

Txoria 5 years 23 weeks 4 hours 3 min ago

The intent is to force people to be more healthy while stealing your money, but the bigger effect will be a higher cost of living.

Do you think the price of juices and such that are good for you will go down because of this? Doubtful in my opinion.

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