For years politicians have tried to levy extra taxes on our favorite foods in the name of public health (and bureaucratic spending). It looks as if 2008 will bring more of the same:

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom recently announced plans to charge an extra fee on soft drinks sales.


Lawmakers in Georgia’s Russell County may impose an extra five-cent tax on sodas.

Maryland legislators are trying (again) to tax snack foods.

Kansas health officials are lobbying for special “lifestyle” taxes on soda and snack items.

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