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WSJ: Soda Tax Uncaps a Fight

This is a great summary of the beverage taxes being proposed across the county and the attempts by the industry to fight them. But it fails to mention the people at the grassroots who are leading the efforts against big government, food police who are trying to control our personal […]

Kansans Against Food & Beverage Taxes

WHAT WE STAND FOR: Kansans Against Food and Beverage Taxes is a coalition of concerned individuals, businesses, and associations who oppose a tax on soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages. We make educated choices, can take care of ourselves, and want to enjoy a favorite beverage without extra fees or […]

No D.C. Beverage Tax

ATTENTION WASHINGTON D.C. CITIZENS: Did you know that the D.C. City Council is proposing a new beverage tax? That’s right, on top of the bag tax, sales tax, gas tax and even a phone tax, some City Council Members want us to pay more for sodas, teas, juice drinks and […]

WSJ: Candy Taxes Struggle to Define Candy

By Conor Dougherty As they struggle with budget deficits, states from New York to Washington are looking to candy and soda taxes to help bridge the gap. Now comes the hard part: Defining candy. Getty Images The distinction between candy and food can be to define. In Washington, a new […]

Pittsburghlive: Will U.S. food police replace parents?

By Jack Markowitz, FOR THE PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW Uh-oh, it’s an “epidemic.” And an epidemic of course requires action. So look for hundreds of millions to be spent before the menace is conquered, because this endangers the welfare state’s undeniable favorite — the children. It’s an epidemic of childhood obesity. Too many […]