Soda plays a major in America’s obesity. In addition America’s debt is also increasing rapidly. Even though the United States is slowly coming out of the recession, there is still a huge federal deficit that the…
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Sin taxes are usually placed on cigarettes or alcohol. The government, therefore, should levy lefty taxes on soda because it will help in enhancing public revenues as well as dissuade people from drinking soda, which is a health hazard.
Levying a higher tax on beverages like soda will fetch many advantages to the American society and most of the citizens will welcome such a measure. Kelly D. Brownell, based on “poll results contend that support of a tax on sugared beverages ranges from 37 to 72%” and the pole results from New York residents found that 52% supported a “soda tax,” but the number rose to 72% when respondents were told that the revenue would be used for obesity prevention” (Brownell). This shows that most of the American people recognize the positive effects tax on soda can bring to the American society in general.
Since a major portion of American people in America consume large amounts of soda every day, the tax would help to bring in considerable sums of revenue for the government to pay off its debt. Soda is a popular drink that many people drink every day and many people are even addicted to the caffeine in it. According to Dr. Brownell further argue that “given the heavy consumption of sugared beverages, even small taxes will generate substantial revenue, but only heftier taxes will significantly reduce consumption” (Brownell). The government embarks on the introduction of such a policy, it will be able to generate some substantial revenue and this will help in making good the deficit and utilize the additional income foe development all activities.. Eliminating the fiscal deficit will not only be advantageous to the government but also to the public as a whole because the revenues that accrue as a result of additional taxes be utilized for public health campaigns to counter the measure of obesity.
However, despite the benefits that
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Jonathan Berr (dailyfinance.com) in his article on the subject mentioned that taxing cigarettes only stalled consumption to a certain extent, when smoking has been linked to life-threatening malignancies, then how is taxing something that is a poor man’s food going to help can obesity?
From a report aired on June 7, 2012 at PBS Newshour, news correspondent Spencer Michels revealed arguments from people who oppose this proposal and from those who openly support it. As such, one would hereby aim to present a critical evaluation of the contentions with the end result of eventually coming up with a validly supported recommendation on the controversial question: should government tax sodas and other sugary drinks?
Being a delicious drink, there is chemistry behind soda drinks that involves carbonation processes, which are evident by the provision of bubbles. Soft drinks are circulated on the market worldwide through cans, glasses, as well as bottles as forms of packaging.
Moreover, taxation makes soft drinks more expensive limiting their accessibility and consumption, decreasing individual’s probability of becoming obese. As a result, the public spends less money on medical expenses resulting from obese-related conditions.
The beginning of soda's distribution began with the working out of "alternative distribution strategy". It means that Jones Soda began attacking the market place and placed its products in convenience stores. Nowadays the strategy of the company aims at co-working with larger companies such as Safeway, Starbucks.
The intermediaries in the channel are the individuals or organizations responsible for the movement of the product from the producer to the final consumer (Gundlach et al 432). They can be brokers, agents, wholesalers or
Therefore, Oregon legislative assembly has enacted soda tax.
Obesity in United States is a public concern, its rate is among the highest in the world. Overweight can cause a series of healthy problems such as diabetes,