They want to tax your sugar consumption! Yes, that’s right. Sugar is bad for you, so they want to punish you for eating it.
All food items are protected from sales tax, this move really just removes the protection that sugar, soda, and other sugar sweetened-drinks get. Eating too much sugar can lead to health problems like diabetes and weight gain but why does Massachusetts care so much for how you take care of yourself?
Now that the state government has taken over medicine, they have a profit motive in discouraging the consumption of unhealthy foods.
Parallel that out to the nation. Now that we have Obamacare, prices will rise. And policies are going to be enacted to control the way we live our lives because it is not about wanting us to be healthy, it is about trying to lower the costs of health care.
We no longer have personal responsibility in this country. The government will take care of us from cradle to grave.