Travis Close 
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Re: “Big Soda Is Spending Big Money Against Oakland Sugary Beverage Tax Proposal

As an earlier commentor mentioned: if soda taxes had no effect on gross sales revenue, then soda companies would not care at all about them.

We know that these soda companies are spending millions - risking their reputation within the health community - to defeat these ballot measures because they are terrified of losing consumers.

Basic economics suggests that when you tax a product its consumption goes down. Soda consumption contributes disproportionately to tooth decay and type 2 diabetes.

Therefore, taxing soda will save many lives. Not a hard argument to make.

Posted by Travis Close on 08/12/2016 at 12:14 AM

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