From Brian Faughen at Red State:
Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa., plugged her own plan at Tuesday’s [congressional Dem] meeting: a 10-cent tax on each 12-ounce container of a sugar-sweetened beverage like nondiet soda. That would raise $112 billion . . . . “I was told by my dad not to drink sugary sodas my whole life, and I turned out all right,” Schwartz said. “This [tax] would make it a real treat.”
For Democrats, this is the fun part of the job - deciding whom to punish with higher taxes.
No one shows that better than Rep. Schwartz, who wants us all to enjoy the fun that comes with high soda prices. And while she’s only talking about soda (for now), just remember that a VAT [value added] tax, higher costs for health care, and higher energy costs (thanks to cap-and-tax), will raise the price for all commodities.
So while the only product she’s directly increasing the cost of is soda, her votes will yield higher prices for everything you buy.
Change you can believe in?