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Tax pop, exempt whole foods

Sales taxation is a clear benefit to Haines and adjusting sales tax rates and goals makes perfect sense.  This useful revenue-generating instrument can target real problems.  A wonderful example is how Sweden hiked the liquor tax then subsidized low-alcohol beer in 1977–resulting in reduced alcohol-related hospitalization, auto-related deaths, and less liver disease.  Today 28 nations tax sweetened beverages.  They […]