Sin Taxes Work, But Should We Use Them?
Ester Bloom
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  1. We tried to pass and keep in place a soda/pop tax for Washington state a few years back. We were able to pass the law, but corporate money overwhelmed any chance at keeping it in place.
  2. If you’re going to tax soda/pop, ice cream will eventually have to be considered as well. It can be just as bad as soda/pop over time for your health, even in moderate quantities.
  3. If you really, truly want to go after this issue, you really need to go after how we subsidize corn in so many, many ways, one of which is in terms of it being a replacement for sugar cane in this nation as a sweetener.

My two bits….

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