The stupidity of NY politicians never ceases to amaze me. I have read about 15 articles today about this so-called “sugar tax” and I have to tell you the New York Governor has risen to unmeasurable heights of stupidity.
Taxing sugary foods will do absolutely nothing to curb the obesity problem in New York. What it will do is put a strain on an already fragile economy that has hit local grocery and convenience stores. Say what you want about how High Fructose Corn Syrup has been the cause of obesity but you’re placing blame and punishment on the wrong people. Beverage companies have every right to make their product. We as an intelligent or semi-intelligent people have every right not to drink their products.
Taxing the products will not cure obesity… ever. Did banning trans-fats in restaurant food cure it or make people healthier? No.
The really stupid people, some of them are supposedly dietitians who point to what the smoking ban has done, and I ask what has it done? Is lung cancer eradicated in NYC and other cities banning smoking. No not really. Is Cancer still one of the top three diseases we die from… of course it is.
Let’s realize this tax for what it is and save the rhetoric for some other bullshit! This tax is being created because it’s easier to go after beverage companies than fat people. If New York wants to curb the obesity problem start doing something you don’t have the balls to do… tax fat people.