Taxing your sugary drinks?

Updated: 08/01/2014 10:11 AM
Created: 08/01/2014 10:09 AM WHEC.com

There's a new push to crack down on the sale of sugary drinks and it is making its way through Washington.

One congresswoman has introduced something called the Sweet Act, which would tax companies for every teaspoon of sugar they put in their drinks. For each teaspoon, the federal government would take a penny. That works out to roughly a dime per can of soda, closer to 20 cents for a 20-ounce bottle or most medium-size soft drinks at restaurants. 

While it's not likely that bill will make it far in Washington, it has a lot of consumers taking notice.

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