Taxing Soda in NYC

Dr. Richard Daines explains why taxing soda is actually beneficial for Americans, helps our children, and makes America healthier.

I was skeptical until he explained that it’s actually cheaper for everyone because health care would be cheaper if there was a tax on soda.

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I am a Ph. D student at Marquette University. The primary purpose of this blog is to get my ideas out there, and then have other people scrutinize, critique, build upon, and systematize beliefs. This blog will sometimes pertain to what I'm learning in my classes, but it will occasionally deal with non-classroom issues that I'm thinking about as well.
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2 Responses to Taxing Soda in NYC

  1. Killer J says:

    I guess it makes sense.
    I have a better idea: driving should be for the fit. Take away Fatty’s driver’s license until he reaches a certain BMI. Make him bike to work! Even if he took the UTA he would have to walk a fair amount more than having a car in the garage. This will solve obesity, health insurance prices, and fossil fuel consumption.

  2. shaunmiller says:

    I guess that could work, but it seems that taxing soda would be more practical.

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