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Sweet drink tax--are you for or against it?

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Sweet drink tax--are you for or against it?

     "Taxes on soda aren't new -- 33 states charge sales tax on soft drinks. But generally they are fairly small, with the average soda tax rate being 5.2%. On a 12-ounce can of soda that costs $1, that translates to about 5 cents."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/weightloss/2009-09-18-soda-tax_N.htm

For health reasons and in order to support the payments for universal national health care coverage, medical journals "are calls for a 1-cent-per-ounce sales tax, an amount more than double the average state tax. It would increase the levy on that $1 soda can to 12 cents."

Do you support such a tax and/or tax increase in your state to improve health and health care in America?

No idea
No way
Other
Perhaps, but not certain.
Such a tax is not going to do what is intended.
Yes, of course that size of a tax increase is well worth it.

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