Navigation Links
National Poll Finds Americans Oppose Tax on Soft Drinks; Don't Believe it Will Go to Improve Public Health
Date:3/23/2010

The well-regarded Rasmussen survey found that 73 percent of respondents believe that lawmakers who support a tax on soft drinks are more interested in raising additional funds for government. Only a meager 17 percent believe that the same lawmakers are interested in improving public health.

"Americans are smart. They know a money grab when they see it," Neely said. "The public doesn't buy that a tax is going to solve a problem as complex as obesity. Taxes like these are highly regressive, hurting the most those who can least afford it. It's time for lawmakers to bury this ill-conceived tax once and for all."

Importantly, the Rasmussen survey found a staggering 86 percent of people say that it is not within the government's realm of responsibility to dictate what their constituencies eat or drink -- a clear and strong rebuke of a tax on soft drinks or other sugar-sweetened beverages.

The Rasmussen data is reinforced by real world actions where soft drink taxes are being rejected.  Last year, Congress chose not to pursue a soda tax to pay for health care reform. In 2008, the state government in Maine imposed a tax on soft drinks and other beverages to pay for the state-run health care program.  In a November ballot init
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Beverage Association
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. IOM report on national vaccine plan
2. National Oncologist Group Warns: Current Health Care Reform Legislation Woefully Short In Addressing Cancer Care Crisis
3. National Health Investors Sets Fourth Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates
4. Memory Loss Supplement Manufacturer Partners With Nationally-Syndicated Radio Host John Tesh
5. Royal Caribbean International and LimoRes.com Announce Exclusive Partnership
6. Global Aids Alliance Celebrates the Introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act, Urges Swift Passage
7. One5 Foundation Launches National Haitian Relief Campaign with TShirtAds
8. International Pelvic Floor Muscle Expert Presents Live Webinars on Telemedecine
9. Luckey & Mullins Joins with Other National Construction Defect Law Firms to Form Chinese Drywall Legal Network
10. Discovery Health and National Organization for Rare Disorders Partner for Second Annual Rare Disease Day With the Premiere of the Special DISEASE DETECTIVES
11. Ganeden Biotech and Pathway International Announce Exclusive Distribution Partnership
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Carinsurancesavings.biz has released a new blog ... dismemberment insurance . , Purchasing an accidental death and ... advantageous. This type of rider provides benefits if the insured ... considered a lesser form of life insurance. , AD&D ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 A study recently published ... journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise ... help reduce gastrointestinal (GI) problems associated with physical ... in the double-blind, placebo-controlled study took 10 grams ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... has added many trendy Champagne wedding dresses to ... the past three years. Today, the business announces a special ... the sales manager of the company, this is on the ... point can be reflected on the discounted wedding dresses from ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Four years since the release of their debut recording ... marriage of Avasa & Matthew Love – the duo are pleased ... release through White Swan Records on February 24, 2015. , THE ... path available to all of us to walk out of the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the ... an effort to further promote visibility and adoption of the ... made AMA journals available via its subscription services, EBSCO will ... , Long known as both a subscription agency ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 4Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4
... issues, 100 percent fruit and vegetable juices do help ... a study by European researchers. ,Juices are ... their whole fruit/vegetable counterparts say several researchers in the ... analyzed a variety of studies that looked at risk ...
... Swedish researchers have found out that consuming the right type ... children are habituated to consume lesser quantities// of unsaturated fat ... healthy children in the age group of four was undertaken ... with good socio-economic background. ,This study revealed that ...
... Yanagisawa, the Health minister of Japan came in for a lot ... birth-giving machines’ in the context of describing women//. ,The ... at a local political meeting last Saturday, when the gaffe occurred. ... 15 and 50 is fixed. Because the number of birth-giving machines ...
... hit by Tsunami in 2004, the UNICEF has built 226 ... major brunt of Tsunami which ravaged many countries and islands. ... establishing mother and child care centers, UNICEF aims to provide ... land. ,According to UNICEF's Chief of Field Office ...
... waistlines expand, so does the number of people seeking liposuction ... Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) gives figures of at ... last year, as being liposuction procedures. This is ... most popular ‘fixes’ include areas of the breast and eyelids ...
... government funded study finds that CT scans used in emergency ... replaced by MRI scans which are better in identifying any ... be passed to magnetic resonance imaging,” wrote Dr. Geoffrey A. ... in a note accompanying the study report. ,Doctors ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Benefits of Fruit and Vegetable Juices 2Health News:Liposuction, Quick Fixes for the Obese 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... privately held medical device company, announced today that it ... Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange TYO: 8001) to sell its ... in Japan . ViewRay,s technology, the ... MRI-guided radiation therapy system that images and treats cancer ...
(Date:1/22/2015)...  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) today announced that it will ... Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, after the close of the U.S. financial ... the investment community at 2 p.m. PT. Participating in the call ... chief executive officer, and other members of Amgen,s senior management team. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Microbiology Testing/Clinical Microbiology Market by Product, Clinical ... 2019" report to their offering. ... techniques for the detection of infectious diseases. The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ITOCHU Named the Exclusive Distributor for ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System in Japan 2Amgen Announces Webcast of 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results 2Global Microbiology Testing/Clinical Microbiology (Instrument, Analyzer, Incubator, Kit, Microscope, Molecular Diagnostics) Market - Forecast to 2019 2Global Microbiology Testing/Clinical Microbiology (Instrument, Analyzer, Incubator, Kit, Microscope, Molecular Diagnostics) Market - Forecast to 2019 3
... Adeona Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMEX: AEN ), a ... reported its second quarter 2011 financial results for the period ended ... the second quarter. Updates since the beginning of ... Multiple Sclerosis (MS) ...
... Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: ... and seller of medicine and drugs in the People,s ... for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Summary financial ... Quarter Financial Highlights Revenues for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 6Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 7Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 8Adeona Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 9Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results 2Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results 3Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results 4Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results 5Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results 6Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results 7
Blunt tipped forceps wlth a small grasping platform on each tip. For grasping fine membranes or grasping membranes adherent to the retinal surface....
Blunt tipped forceps with a smooth, pliable silicone coating on the entire interior surface of the tip. For removal of foreign bodies or atraumatic tissue grasping....
Blunt tipped forceps with small, slightly rounded tips angled perpendicular to the shaft. For grasping peripheral membranes....
Blunt tipped forceps with small, slightly pointed grasping platforms on each tip. For general purpose (fine) membrane grasping and grasping membranes adherent to the retlnal surface....
Medicine Products: