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Crush the Soda Tax!

posted on September 22, 2017

The Des Moines Register recently suggested that Iowa should consider imposing a new tax on soda and other sugary drinks.

Policymakers in Iowa should be cautious not to jump on the soda tax bandwagon. A soda tax does not guarantee additional revenues and it will most likely not produce the intended moral outcome of reducing obesity.

Read ITR Policy Analyst John Hendrickson’s guest column on the Des Moines Register website: