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Soda tax

Dear Editor:
I find it sad that the politicians in this state feel it is a better idea to tax the working man’s beverage choice than spend their time and resources fostering an environment for job and employment growth – and all in the name of fighting obesity.
They should be ashamed of themselves. Taxing sugary beverages will not make people healthier. The current price of a 20 oz. bottle of Coke at my neighborhood corner store is $1.68.
The new price, if passed, will be $1.88.
I will not stop buying it, and neither will other people. This is a blatant overreach for funds that lead to nowhere.
Throw the crooks out!
Gregory Durbin
Downey

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Published: May 9, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 04



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