Like a serial killer in a horror movie, proposals to create a national soda tax keep coming back from the dead. In mid-September, President Obama resurrected the issue by declaring his support for the idea. His comments got a boost when a group of public-health experts called for a soda tax in a prestigious medical journal.Soda tax supporters claim that raising the price of pop would lower the cost of health care by reducing the country’s rising obesity rates. That may sound refreshing in ...

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