WASHINGTON — The American Beverage Association here voiced its objection to Gov. David Paterson’s proposed “obesity tax” for New York earlier this week, calling the move “a money grab that will raise taxes on middle class families and threaten thousands of jobs across New York State.” If passed, an additional 18% sales tax would be placed on non-diet sodas and fruit drinks containing less than 70% natural fruit juice. The measure is designed to discourage consumption of beverages that ...
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