This week, Sip & Savor has spent some time focusing on what people are saying about the soda tax. We've captured opinions of experts, as well as real Americans. Today, let's take a look at some newspaper editorial boards around the country that have brought pen to paper on this topic. Here's a sampling:

"A soda tax would hit hardest the low - and middle-income families who spend a larger share of their income on beverages and other groceries. Didn't President Obama promise not to raise taxes for these folks?" – USA Today, June 12, 2009

"Yes, Senate lawmakers are hard at work trying to figure out how many taxes they can get away with hiking - all in the name of keeping us healthy, even if it bankrupts us." - Boston Herald, May 13, 2009

“When you go to pay your doctor's bill, would it be a help to find more money remaining in your bank account and wallet, or less money? So how can taxing more money out of our wallets, bank accounts and grocery bills "help us pay for our health care"? - Las Vegas Review Journal, June 8, 2009

"A 'sin tax' to pay for government-paid health care just doesn't make sense...Why stop with beverages? If Congress truly desires to fight obesity in the U.S., and raise a few trillion bucks besides, it should jump head-first into policing Americans' shopping lists and eating habits. Otherwise, leave it alone." - Dubuque Telegraph Herald (Iowa), June 15, 2009

"Residing deep in our collective memory is the recollection this country was founded on the right of individual liberty — and that somehow we managed to survive and thrive for 233 years without Washington dictating what we should eat and drink. Following the logic of the backers of this illogical proposal, Washington should be able to tax anything that can conceivably be construed as a threat to our health. Given the evidence that 100 percent of all people who breathe eventually die, look for lawmakers to impose an oxygen tax."Times Record (Wichita Falls, Texas), June 7, 2009