The soda tax is being tried out as a potential wedge issue, a populist theme. Super groovy cool self-satisfied yuppie people don't drink soda. But gross fat compulsive lacking-all-self-control normal Americans do.
For the life of me, I can't figure out why every single American isn't eating a healthy diet. I can't believe that there's one person who wants to be fat, at risk of disease, lethargic, foggy and achy.
The protesters demanded their right as hard-working Americans to be dropped by their insurance companies when they get sick, and gouged by pharmaceutical companies for the Diabetes drugs they'll soon need.