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Huge amounts of SNAP dollars are used to purchase carbonated soft drinks. Already among the least expensive foods in the market, these drinks are nutritionally worthless and promote obesity.
Though Paterson's proposed penny-per-ounce tax would be the highest tax yet on soda pop, the taxes themselves are nothing new. In fact, the state of New York has had a sales tax on soft drinks since 1965.