Over the weekend, a Californian resident wrote to his local paper about a topic we discuss a lot here at Sip & Savor: taxes.

The no-nonsense editorial discusses the complications and injustices of taxing specific beverages under the guise of improving the health of children. The author states, “One needs to look much deeper than a simple 1-cent-per-ounce tax on soda to solve the problem of childhood obesity.” And he continues, “…this fight is not about a simple tax on soda or even overweight children -- it is about the money and the control of our behavior championed by those who think, ‘We know what is best for you.’”

Take a few minutes to check out this common sense op-ed.  And let us know what you think by leaving a comment here, or checking in with us on Facebook and Twitter.