Attacks on consumer sovereignty are underway all across the country as politicians attempt to micromanage consumers’ dietary decisions through the tax code.

One measure in particular has been adopted by a growing number of localities. So-called “sugar taxes” impose punitive costs on consumers purchasing sweetened beverages like soda, iced tea, and energy drinks.

Imposing an onerous tax on a particular category of food or beverage constitutes an infringement on our freedom to choose what we eat and drink, and consumers shouldn’t stand for it.

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