I know that some states need to create taxes to help supply the funds, but? Saying that they are going to tax foods that aid in the obesity of the state is ridiculous and appauling. Food is expensive enough. I think that if people want to buy food that they can afford, especially when not facing any problems, is an attack on all people; because everyone will pay this particular tax. I do drink one diet coke every so often, but from what I understand that diet sodas will not be taxed, the others' will. Who gets to decide that? Some people actually have withdrawal problems, where the coke might help, and if I am nautious, that is the first thing I am going to use,is a couple sips of regular coke. There are many reasons not to recoup this money through this type of tax. Yes, I understand that obesity (esp. in children) is a real problem, and we/they need help, but is taxing the answer. I have a daughter just starting her career and a new apartment with lots of bills. I do not want her to have to pay out any more money than she already has to. Maybe I am wrong, but it is almost like pointing a finger directly at overweight people, and what about the people looking at them/us, blaming us for the taxes.
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