France has just introduced a soda tax, expect that here soon. I think it was Shakespeare who said "there are tides in the affairs of men". We are in the middle of such a tide I'm afraid, bringing a whole rash of stupid legislation that will discredit the rule of law.
Stupid legislation it may be but it's rational where the government are concerned because it adds to the govenment coffers. It won't stop at fizzy drinks either, it's like they want to tax us out of existence.
The trouble is they have limited brain activity where extorting money from the taxpayer is concerned, they fail to realise that by the time they've taxed everything sold people will be so skint they won't be able afford to buy basic food stuffs let alone soda etc.,, thereby tax grabs will defeat the object, but trying telling the political elite that.
I think those that sold black market goods during the war, were called spivs, well look forward to an army of spivs.
Politicans & bureaucrats had more common sense when they were in the womb, somehow once exposed to fresh air it got addled.