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

iative, angry Maine voters rejected the tax by a two-to-one margin.  And in New York, the governor publicly scrapped his idea to levy a major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in 2009 after angry New Yorkers strongly revolted.  And after proposing it again this year, the governor is feeling the heat once again from constituents fed up with taxes and the nanny state.

For more information on the survey, please go to:  http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/taxes/march_2010/56_oppose_sin_taxes_on_junk_food_and_soft_drinks

The American Beverage Association is the trade association representing the broad spectrum of companies that manufacture and distribute non-alcoholic beverages in the United States.  For more information on ABA, please visit the association's Web site at www.ameribev.org or call the ABA communications team at (202) 463-6770.


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