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New York Soda Tax
I don't talk about politics on my blog, but it's not because I don't have opinions. 😉 It's one of my favorite topics, but sharing my views could complicate my work situation so I stay away from it. Today I've decided to share my thoughts on the proposed soda tax here in New York. I don't drink soda. I work too hard to lose weight to drink hundreds of calories per day. And I don't drink diet sodas because replacing garbage with garbage doesn't seem like a good solution to me either. But I'm a little aggravated about the proposed soda tax that New York is considering. Mayor Boomberg and Governor Patterson would like to add one cent per ounce as a soda tax which would, in theory, "lower the 7.2 billion dollars that the state spends every year to treat obesity." Philadelphia has proposed a 2 cent increase per ounce which would raise the price of a 12-pack of sodas by $2.88. Even after losing 90 pounds, I'm still considered obese. And neither the state or [...]