Have you seen the commercials praising the merits of the soda tax? Why does the government feel it is their responsibility to enlighten us to the downfall of sugary drinks? Here's a thought, how about educating our young people in school? The tax is nothing but a ruse to collect funds for a mismanaged office. What's next, tax on cookies & cake? How about tax on beef? Studies indicate beef contains saturated fat and cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease. I'm tired of politicians having free reign to raise taxes because they can't figure out how to balance a budget.