With state legislatures meeting amid budget crises, the Americans Against Food Taxes group has started running a semi-new TV advocacy ad. The spot, “Give Me a Break,” is excellent. Conclusion: “Government needs to trim its budget fat and leave our grocery budgets alone.”
A different version ran in the fall, aimed at voters and candidates.
- Jan. 3, NACS Online, “Vermont Group Pushes for Soda Tax“
- Jan. 19, The Lund Report, “Soda Tax on the Menu for Oregon Legislature“
- Associated Press, Jan. 25, “Abercrombie pitches soda tax in State of the State“
And credit where credit is due, that is, to the recently appointed New York Health Commissioner and the man who appointed him, Gov. Andrew Cuomo. From The New York Daily News, Jan. 25, “New Health Commissioner Nirav Shah says he won’t push for soda ‘fat tax’“:
ALBANY – Have a Coke and a smile: the state’s new health commissioner said Monday he has no plans to push for a “fat tax” on soda.
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