Soda Tax Could Help Budget, Health

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A study done by the Center for Science in the Public Interest suggests that a tax on soda could help states raise budget money. Perhaps more importantly, a tax could also dissuade people from consuming as much soda, which is a major contributor to both obesity and diabetes. In an article written by the LA Times over the weekend, a senior research analyst for the Center for Consumer Freedom was quoted as saying a tax shouldn't punish a consumer's personal choice. Do you think a tax on soda would be a good idea?

— Lisa Lombardi

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