120 search results for “california soda tax” (page 5)

The Tax-Code Diet

Activists and meddling lawmakers have toyed with the idea of taxing certain foods and ingredients to curb obesity. Twinkie Tax inventor Kelly Brownell advocates “slapping high-fat, low-nutrition food with a…
Posted January 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Fat Taxes

The Tax-Code Diet  Activists and meddling lawmakers have toyed with the idea of taxing certain foods and ingredients to curb obesity. Twinkie Tax inventor Kelly Brownell advocates “slapping high-fat, low-nutrition…
Posted December 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm

The Tax Man Cometh…For Your Fridge?

“Freedom fries” might be making a comeback—and this time, it’s not because of the French. Writing in The New York Times this weekend, foodie pundit Mark Bittman declares…
Posted July 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

Philly Mayor’s New Soda-Tax Proposal Is Plain Nutters

We’re sure Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has gotten more than his fair share of playground teasing for his last name, but with his new proposal to tax soda,…
Posted June 2, 2011 at 12:00 am

Taking the Fizz Out of Soft Drink Taxes

By now you’re probably well versed in why soft drink taxes won’t work. (If not, read this.) It’s a realization that’s making rounds in the political world, as we’ve…
Posted May 12, 2010 at 12:00 am

Critics Sound Off Against Soda Taxes

The national momentum for soda taxes is unfortunately building as cash-strapped governments desperately search for new sources of revenue. Last week, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter proposed a 2-cent-per-ounce…
Posted March 8, 2010 at 12:00 am

The Golden State Soda Tax

California lawmakers are considering imposing a $1.5 billion “soda tax” on the economically beleaguered residents of that nearly bankrupt state. State Senator Dean Florez (D-Fresno) has proposed to tax…
Posted February 19, 2010 at 12:00 am

Consumer Group to Senator Florez: Californians Don’t Want New Taxes

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) called on California Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez to abandoned his misguided proposal to levy a penny for every teaspoon…
Posted February 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

Massachusetts Soda Tax Is Bad Science and Bad Politics

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has become the latest pol to jump on the soda tax bandwagon in the wrongheaded belief that kicking the fizz habit will make everyone skinnier.
Posted January 29, 2010 at 12:00 am

Consumer Group to Sen. Alex Padilla: Citizens Don’t Want New Taxes

Washington – Today, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) called on California Sen. Alex Padilla to reject calls to institute a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Sen. Padilla’s Select Committee on…
Posted November 5, 2009 at 12:00 am