How close are we to having a tax on sodas and other sugary soft drinks? Consider this. The New York City Department of Health, the agency that single-handedly drove the no-trans-fat movement, just got its “soda-causes-obesity” posters back from the printer—just as revenue shortfalls have legislators racing to see who can write a version of a new soda tax first. High-margin sodas and soft drinks are huge profit makers for most restaurants. If soda drinking declines, where are you going to ...
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