Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Taxes Proposed on Sweet Drinks

Approximately 30 states now apply a sales tax to soda.

D.C. Councilwoman Cheh proposed the tax obviously believes her job is to control the behavior of her constituents. She said merely adding a sales tax would “be too little” to change behavior and wouldn’t be as obvious to consumers.

C.S. Lewis puts it well:

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.


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