Once and for all you idiots, obesity is rampant because the cheapest, most filling foods are high in starch and sodium.
But you know this already. You just want to try and put a "it's for your own good" face on the tax you want to apply. Go ahead. I live close enough to both the Alabama and Tennessee state lines to take a drive once a week to stock up on my sodas and when you make it illegal for me to do that, I'll quit drinking them.
What bull*#%# !!!!!!!!! We're so strapped now we can't afford to breathe, and your solution is to raise taxes. You don't care about obesity or its effect on health problems for the uninsured. If you did, you would have used some of the tobacco restitution money in the health care industry.