Sorry, but I disagree.
That high-calorie beverages are a nutritional disaster is clearly established.
Which doesn’t mean the government should be banning them. People have the right to make stupid decisions, and it’s not the government’s business to try to stop them.
But there’s a huge difference between the government forbidding people to do something stupid and the government deciding not to pay people to do something stupid.
But paying people to do stupid things is pretty much the defining criteria of a democracy...
I agree with you 100%. My only issue is that they will find ways to get their sugary drinks, just like they find ways to get their cigarettes and booze. It’s amazing how they have money for that stuff.
If someone wants to use THEIR money to buy a soda, fine. I don’t want them to use MY MONEY aka WELFARE to buy luxury items such as soft drinks, potato chips or candy.