A Soda Tax? Really?
The City of El Monte wants to raise money to avoid bankruptcy and city officials are considering a one-cent per ounce on all sugar-sweetened sodas.
“Has anyone ever heard about putting money away for a rainy day? Or prepare for bad times? Really, will this tax get them out of a hole that they created by poor management? Our politicians and city planners are not being good stewards with the taxpayer’s money in the first place.
Why single out soda? Why not tax all food, for that matter?
Taxing sodas will put more pressure on local grocers, restaurants and other small businesses.
Remember that potato chip tax? That lasted about a month. This is an unnecessary tax that doesn’t get to the heart of the problem.”