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I am going to call this Bernie Sanders “let them eat cake” moment, or in this case sugary water with bubbles in it. Obesity is one of the nation’s number one health issues, and that Bernie Sanders is not a leader enough to understand this makes me wonder whether or not he should be president in the first place. He calls this a regressive tax, I call this a wise move.
In a University study, covered on 60 Minutes, 25 perfectly healthy 20 year olds were given a balanced diet and exercise program in a controlled environment for two weeks weeks. After two weeks they were given a single can of soda each day and their cholesterol jumped an average of 75%. Sugar is a poison. But let them eat cake.
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http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/04/23/upshot/a-new-policy-disagreement-between-clinton-and-sanders-soda-taxes.html?referer=

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Jim Kenney, mayor of Philadelphia, at a roundtable with Hillary Clinton and others in Philadelphia this month. Mr. Kenney has emphasized the soda tax as a way of funding education.
MARK MAKELA FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

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