I have to admit, I never saw the a proposal to tax sugary soda pop products coming, but then, I don't think it's a bad idea either. Federal and State governments are already taxing alcoholic beverages, so why not god awful soda. Sugar water with coloring.
Stephen Colbert did a great commentary on this the other night. I don't know how they found it, but check out the President of the American Beverage Association's Susan Neely's hilarious comment about the often picked on soda drink. It is one of the dumbest, ready made for a comedy show lampooning, comments of the year so far. (If you don't have the time to watch the whole clip, her comment is at about 2:10)