With no solid scientific evidence proving sugary drinks cause obesity more than any other sugary product, soda tax activists are desperate for proof their crusade will at once stop people from drinking killer Cokes and make them healthy. Lucky for the activists, in the world of nanny-state nutrition, it isn’t long before a dubious “study” is presented to align with their ideological vision of the future.
Chicago Ald. George Cardenas has proposed raising taxes on sugary drinks in an effort to correct the city’s budget woes. Last night, the effort appeared to fizzle, as community members and elected officials objected to the sin tax, noting that the tax would have little effect on both the budget and Chicago’s long-term health.