Nanny Dem wants to tax sugar for your good.
As reported by CNS News, “Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) introduced this week the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET Act), which aims to institute a tax of one cent per teaspoon – 4.2 grams – of sugar, high fructose corn syrup or caloric sweetener. The measure (HB 5279), introduced last Wednesday says, “A 20-ounce bottle of soda contains about 16 teaspoons of sugars. Yet, the American Heart Association recommends that Americans consume no more than six to nine teaspoons of sugar per day.”
So this liberal progressive legislator thinks the best way to improve your health is to tax you more. It once again demonstrates that progressive socialists believe behavior modification by way of taxation is the remedy to coerce the population into submission. After all, they do know what’s best for you!
Of course, even though sweet drink manufacturers are targeted to pay the tax, even the text of the bill notes that tax will be passed on to consumers in the form of a price increase. Yep, it’s called passing the cost to the consumer.
“This Act is intended to discourage excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by increasing the price of these products and by creating a dedicated revenue source for programs and research designed to reduce the human and economic costs of diabetes, obesity, dental caries, and other diet-related health conditions in priority populations,”