Senate leaders are considering new federal taxes on soda and other sugary drinks to help pay for an overhaul of the nation's health-care system.
The taxes would pay for only a fraction of the cost to expand health-insurance coverage to all Americans and would face strong opposition from the beverage industry. They also could spark a backlash from consumers who would have to pay several cents more for a soft drink.
This will further hurt the economy in a time that it needs help not hinderence.
Didn't they learn anything from Gov. David Patterson's attempt at a "fat tax"?
People don't want more taxes.