Americans Against Food Taxes

Americans Against Food Taxes is a coalition of concerned citizens – responsible individuals, financially strapped families, small and large businesses in communities across the country – opposed to the Government’s proposed tax hike on food and beverages, including soda, juice drinks, and flavored milks. The coalition has twin primary aims:

1) To promote a healthy economy and healthy lifestyles by educating Americans about smart solutions that rely upon science, economic realities and common sense; and

2) To prevent the enactment of this regressive and discriminatory tax that will not teach our children how to have a healthy lifestyle, and will have no meaningful impact on child behavior or public health, but will have a negative impact on American families struggling in this economy.

We can’t tax our way to healthier lifestyles, and we need to make that clear to our members of Congress.

“I’ve heard of sin taxes, but it’s a sad day when drinking soda is a sin.”Rep. Hensarling (R-TX), on Fox News “Your world with Neil Cavuto,” 9/8/09

“By reaching into Americans’ grocery carts, Congress and the president would be resorting to regressive taxation, as the burden of these beverage taxes would disproportionately fall on those earning less. Congress should be looking for ways to cut spending rather than trying to raise taxes on the middle class.”Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, USA Today, 6/4/09

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