Skip to comments.More soda tax measures may be coming
Posted on 11/29/2012 11:13:17 PM PST by Lonely Bull
Richmond's soda tax may have faltered badly on election day, but the idea is now bubbling up in other Bay Area cities and counties.
Officials in San Francisco, Berkeley, Alameda County, Vallejo, El Cerrito and other jurisdictions have discussed, or plan to discuss, placing soda taxes on ballots.
"We lost the election, but the movement will eventually win," said Dr. Jeff Ritterman, the Richmond city councilman who sponsored Measure N. "Momentum is on our side."
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I would agree...banning or reformulating would be better, but we simply aren’t going to allow that. I’m of the generation that remembers the old Coke bottles in the smaller form, which was enough for a guy to feel refreshed (roughly six ounces). The idea of these twenty ounce bottles now being the norm....just means more added sugar. And I don’t think any of the diet sodas are that good for you either.
Course, the NY City effort to downsize your soda got a lot of hostile attention.
Two years ago....I finally just switched over to unsweetened tea. I allow myself one soda a month. It was a personal decision but I think people will eventually come around to the idea that we’ve made a good simple drink into huge part of our life...consuming twenty and thirty ounces of soda per day easily.
Doan ferget that them carbonated drinks if full of them bubbles of green house gasses which is warmin the planet an will destroy earth. If it doan explode on December 21.
I seen it on the History Channel.
Now there is an idea for a government funded study. How many gigatons of CO2 are released by carbonated beverages in the world? And then another study to determine the effect on global warming. And then a UN initiative to ban carbonated beverages with an appropriate bureaucracy to steer this planet saving initiative with a few lux conferences each year to discuss the schedule for next years progress conferences... Oh, and get Obama a flat Coke.
“If soda drinks are truly harmful they should be banned or manufacturers should be required to reformulate their products to make them safer.”
Reformulated pop known as carbonated fruit drinks exist. They’re made of real fruit juice and carbonated water. They’re a bit pricey but they are available.
In addition, Israel’s Sodastream is available now in America, You can make your own pop for about a dime a glass and load it with all kinds of healthy and hippy organic stuff if one so desires.
Isn’t the CEO of Pepsi an Indian broad who was 110% in the tank for Obama?
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