How About a Soda Tax for West Virginia?
The WV News reached out to the Cardinal Institute to get our thoughts on a recent proposal to increase the soda tax in West Virginia as a means to fight obesity and inject more money into the state’s budget. So, what were Cardinal’s thoughts? It is the Nanny State run amok. See some thoughts below (and more at the link):
Garrett Ballengee, executive director of the conservative think tank the Cardinal Institute, said his organization was against the idea of a soda tax entirely. He said the consumption of soda has been decreasing over the past few years, and it doesn’t make sense to tie public programs to a declining revenue base.
Ballengee also said people are tired of a “creeping nanny state” that targets cigarettes, fast food, soda or something else that people have as a vice.