We should be thankful that our NY state government has taken time out from dealing with a $ 9 billion deficit to be worried about obesity and our health.
I'm sure these public servants must be frustrated that they don't have the institutional power to eliminate obesity and protect citizens from the effects.
Relentless in their fight for us - they use what means they have.
They impose a tax.
When I heard the Governor say that just a few cents tax on a soda can have such a positive impact on obesity, I was hoping for even higher taxes so that more of us could have six pack abs
But I'm thankful that the tax tool is in the highly experienced hands of our state government because only they have the skill to use it with the precision needed.
Imagine the effects if the tax was too high ... skinny people stuck in storm drains and blown into traffic on windy days, anorexia?
Thank you Albany.