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Higher taxes

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Higher taxes

  1. 1. A Controversial Policy: <br /> Higher Taxes on Soft Drinks<br />
  2. 2. New England Journal of Medicine Report That <br />U.S. children aged 6 to 19 are three times as likely to be overweight as they were in 1970<br />Half of teenage boys drink more than two six-packs of soft drinks every week.(Oberlander)<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li>President Barack Obama’s proposed health-care reform initiative.
  4. 4. The government want a higher tax on soft drinks</li></li></ul><li> Only 34 percent of Americans--one out of three respondents--think that taxing sugared soda is a good idea.(Rasmussen)<br />
  5. 5. Different Report <br />The Yale Rudd Center <br />Yale University’s Jason Fletcher <br />a 10% tax could result in about an 8% reduction in consumption.(Ayala)<br />soft drink consumption represents only 7% of the total energy intake.<br />even if soft drinks were to be taxed at around 58%, just reduce the proportion of overweight by 0.7%. (Fletcher JM 23)<br />
  6. 6. soft drinks and junk foods are not the only reason for obesity.<br />
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  8. 8. Works Cited<br />Ayala, Erin. "Could a tax on junk food drive healthier choices?" N.P. 8 June 2009. <br /> Web. 5 Dec. 2010 <br />JM. Fletcher, D. Frisvold, and N.Tefft. Can Soft Drink Taxes Reduce Population Weight? <br /> Western Economic Association International, 2010. Page 3. Print.<br />Oberlander, Jonathan. "Picking the Right Poison — Options for Funding Health Care <br /> Reform." New England Journal of Medicine (2009): 360-62.<br />“Sin Taxes’ on Junk Food and Soft Drinks” www.rasmussenreports.com. N.P. March 19, 2010 <br />Web. 5 Dec. 2010<br />

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