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Sin Taxes

Sin Taxes

The idea of reducing the consumption of “unhealthy” foods and beverages through excise taxes has taken on an added appeal as city, state, and federal budget deficits have soared. But using the tax code as a surrogate for dietary engineering will do little more than punish consumers, many of them lower income, and stigmatize the personal decisions of millions of Americans. Even though public and scientific support for dietary-related sin taxes are lacking, activists and like-minded government officials continue to advocate their adoption at every level.

 
News, Commentary, and Updates

Wednesday, May 3, 2017  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Proposed Soda Tax Fizzles Out with Voting Results

KOAT Santa Fe

Saturday, April 29, 2017  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Both sides in soda-tax fight make urgent push to reach voters

Santa Fe New Mexican

Friday, April 28, 2017  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Coca-Cola says Philadelphia soda tax has led to loss of 40 jobs

Philly.com

Friday, April 28, 2017  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Schaaf accused of ‘bait and switch’ on Oakland soda tax money

SF Gate

Thursday, April 27, 2017  |  News, Commentary & Updates

How a proposed soda tax in Santa Fe would affect consumers

ABC News

Tuesday, April 25, 2017  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Tax on Sugary Drinks Goes Flat in Massachusetts

Bloomberg BNA

Tuesday, April 25, 2017  |  News, Commentary & Updates

The Latest: Soda-Tax Backers Outspend Beverage Industry

US News

Wednesday, April 19, 2017  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Connecticut is Latest State to Consider Soda Tax

Food Dive

Wednesday, April 19, 2017  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Liberals Attempt to Point to “Success” of Soda Tax in Berkeley

Hot Air

Tuesday, April 18, 2017  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Do Soda Taxes Really Work?

Time

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  |  News, Commentary & Updates

EXTRAS ON EXCISE: CAN SODA TAXES QUENCH STATES’ THIRST FOR FUNDING?

BNA Bloomberg

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Soda Pop Tax is Punitive and Biased: Editorial

The Oregonian

Thursday, April 6, 2017  |  News, Commentary & Updates

What Happened when Congress Decided to Tax All Soda

Washington Post

Monday, December 26, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

Businesses, pols leery of imposing New York soda tax to help fund healthcare

NY Daily News

Tuesday, December 13, 2016  |  News, Commentary & Updates

The Pros and Cons of Taxing Foods Based on their Sugar Content

Food Politics

WLF Resources

Wednesday, March 23, 2016  |  WLF Resources

Washington Post Columnist’s Compelling Critique of England’s New “Sugary Drink” Tax

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Friday, November 7, 2014  |  WLF Resources

Nutrition Nannies Win Only 1 of 4 Ballot Initiatives

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Monday, September 9, 2013  |  WLF Resources

Proposed Use of Tax Code to “Protect” Food Consumers Is Bad Policy and Unconstitutional

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Thursday, March 14, 2013  |  WLF Resources

Study Exposes "Sin Taxes" as Counterproductive Social Engineering Tool

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Monday, November 12, 2012  |  WLF Resources

From Denmark to California, Diet Engineering by Sin Tax Fails

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Thursday, November 8, 2012  |  WLF Resources

State and Local Food Labeling and Soda Tax Initiatives Defeated

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Tuesday, December 20, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Overlooked Provisions in Appropriations Bill Bring Sunshine to ObamaCare Health Fund

WLF Legal Pulse blog

Saturday, June 4, 2011  |  WLF Resources

Kicking The Soda Can: Hard Truths About Soft Drink Taxes

WLF Legal Backgrounder by Patrick Basham, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and John Luik, a senior fellow at the Democracy Institute.

 
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