Disingenuous opposition to beverage tax

May 12, 2010

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.

David Gosey, Towson

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