by Marion Nestle
Feb 14 2009
Soda tax: just a public policy argument?
Remember New York State Governor David Paterson’s idea about taxing sodas to raise funds for health care? According to news accounts, New York State Governor, David Paterson, now says his proposal to tax sodas is just a rhetorical device. He didn’t really think it would ever pass. He just wanted people to talk about how to do something to prevent childhood obesity. Chalk this one up as a win for soda companies?
Update February 19: here are Kelly Brownell’s thoughtful comments on the matter.