I've read a few stories lately about the proposal to tax "sugary drinks". Some call it a fat tax, others call it...um, a tax?
Anyway, from what I understand the taxed drinks would be "sweetened beverages"- so pop, sports drinks and some juice drinks. I don't have too much of a problem with an extra tax on pop or on drinks masquerading as juice, but here's my issue:
As somemone who tends to use sports drinks "as directed" (ie, while running for a decent amount of time and in hot weather-when I need some extra electolytes and sugar), I'm not so keen on being taxed on my Gatorade.
What do y'all think?
(I do generally buy the powder and mix it, so perhaps the tax would only apply to the pre-mixed bottles...but I don't really know the details)