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Taxing our food: Is this really all that productive?

In NY State the governor is proposing a 15% obesity tax on sugared sodas. In Alabama, there is a proposal to put a tax on livestock due to methane gas they produce. The soda doesn't really bother me, except that it does set up a slippery slope. The livestock tax concerns me and the future of smaller farmers. Yes, really, really small farms won't have to pay, but what about the little guy who happens to have 26 dairy cows instead of twentyfive?
Who thinks up this stuff? Aren't there better ways to deal with obesity or methane production?
Read about them here, or go to the reply below where the links should work:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3961e7aa-cb14-11dd-87d7-000077b07658.html?nclick_check=1

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iSklPDE9hZwHP3EXsezjC_wjuRLgD94SE64G0


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