Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Obesity Tax?

That has got to be the worst name ever for a tax. As most of you may already know, NY Governor Paterson proposed an "obesity tax" on nondiet soft drinks. Gimme a break. Just because you drink nondiet beverages doesn't mean you're obese. What's next? Nondiet cookies?

Even if that proposal passes and causes New Yorkers to switch to diet soft drinks, can someone guarantee that many years down the road, there won't be any findings that diet soft drinks are harmful to your body? I'm a fan of eating or drink natural products; diet products just seem too engineered for me.

I'd like to add that I'm not a soda lover, but I do find this tax silly.

1 comment:

vernon said...

I'm a soda drinker so I guess I'd just have to shop in CT (lower all around tax anyway).