Monday, February 7, 2011

It was 1 p.m. today

before I knew who won the Super Bowl. The luxury of having no TV and no interest in violent sports - or even in all American advertising.

So I didn't see the ad against taxing sugary drinks.
30 seconds for the freedom to consume corn syrup.

As the commentary on Grist points out, if supermarket shoppers think the government is not already interfering with their food and beverage choices - well, they've got another think coming. Our subsidy system is what has made these bevvies ubiquitous and cheap.

I loved the fact that Walmart found a stealthy way to help fund the ad, too, as a member of the Arkansas Grocers and Retail Merchants Association.

Say - did any football fan point out that they already tax beer - which I'm confident has more naturally occurring vitamins and minerals than 7-up?

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