David Gratzer, a physician and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, wrote an article titled "The Soda Tax Fallacy" for The Chicago Tribune claiming that soda taxes do not change consumers' buying habits.
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Editor's Insight: Refreshment service operators need to copy this article and post it on their Websites, include it in their newsletters and keep it on file. This is a very credible opinion on the fallacy of the soda tax, which is a major threat to the well being of the refreshment industry.
This doctor also points out the stupidity of the government subsidizing agribusiness. Perhaps this is a cause that the refreshment services industry should consider supporting. 04-04-11 Elliot Maras