http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local...vernor_paterson_proposes_obesity_tax_a-1.html Here's my problem with it-----it's a slippery slope, imo. How far will this thing go? I'm pretty well for "sin taxes", but who gets to decide what is healthy and what is not. Also, this tax is on "non-diet drinks". Here is another article (one of many) indicating that diet drinks are a greater contributor toward obesity than it's sugary counterpart. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,159579,00.html And for those who don't care for Fox: http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20050613/drink-more-diet-soda-gain-more-weight?pagenumber=3 Thoughts?