Yesterday, I heard a commercial on radio telling us why the proposed tax on bottled drinks in Baltimore City was a bad idea. One of the spokespeople, a woman, said she couldn't afford the tax on tea, water, and other drinks she buys for her family. I was dumbfounded.
If you are having problems trying to stay even in this economy, it would seem that an inexpensive water bottle filled with tap water would be a whole lot cheaper than buying bottled water, and just as good. A large box of tea bags will make a huge amount of tea for a huge savings, and better tea, also. As for other drinks, I assume she meant soft drinks. Between the cost and the sugar load that contributes substantially toward obesity, she shouldn't be buying these drinks for her family anyway. Come on folks.