Sounds to me like the politician didn’t get enough campaign contributions from the “massive corporations”.
“Taxes shouldn’t be a tool for social engineering, or an instrument to penalize people for doing nothing wrong,” said J. Justin Wilson, a research analyst at the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Consumer Freedom, in a statement posted on the group’s website.
While Monning admits part of his goal is to change consumer behavior, he refuted the social engineering argument.
“The real social engineering is the massive corporate advertising that targets young people,” Monning said. “It’s open season on young people to market these beverages.”