Yah--if the American Medical (Weenie) Association has anything to say about it, you'll pay more for that Coke--or to do a Dew:
A large number of American Medical Association members want to raise money to fight obesity, and some think that adding a tax on soft drinks would be a dandy way to do it.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest, which seems to believe that one of the deadly sins is the enjoyment of eating, believes a 1 cent per-can tax could raise $1.5 billion a year.
...governments are likely to become addicted to the soda tax just as they’ve become tobacco-tax revenue junkies. Will a shakedown much like the $246 billion tobacco settlement follow the first tax?
The AMA narrowly rejected the soda tax by a vote of 244 to 242 at its Chicago convention in mid-June. But that close vote doesn’t mean soda drinkers are safe from the tax. Lawmakers will likely get the idea that by forming a coalition of half the docs and all the nannies, they can grow the coffers.
Wonder if the Indian reservations will be selling un-taxed Coke?
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The McDonalds, Taco Bell and KFC taxes aren't too far behind.
Also, does this mean we get a tax credit for eating rabbit food (see salad, greens, etc.)?
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