The Boston Pop Party

Obama ruffles American feathers with a soda tax proposal

by Brittin Alfred, staff writer; image by Eleanor Anderson, art editor

In a recent interview with Men’s Health Magazine, President Obama casually suggested the idea of a tax on soda to promote healthier habits among youth. “There’s no doubt that our kids drink way too much soda. And every study that’s been done about obesity shows that there is as high a correlation between increased soda consumption and obesity as just about anything else.” As the President of a country founded on an anti-taxation ideal, perhaps Obama should have seen the backlash coming. 

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