The Soda Tax Debate (SFist)

SFist has a good piece with the different parties pushing or opposing the November ballot measure on a soda tax.

For some, the idea of paying more for a frivolous refreshment like a Coke, just because someone else thinks you should be taking better care of your health, is infuriating. For supporters, it’s a form of tough love, and a precautionary measure to counter the high rates of obesity anddiabetes in our country.

To get a better feel for arguments on both sides of this topic, including what life under a post-soda-tax S.F. might look like, we spoke with those pushing for the tax and those directly opposing it. READ MORE

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