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r3020
Senior Advisor

We will need a lot more police officers

We will also need many more choke hold schools training officers to stop the criminals these new law will create.

 

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Now that calorie counts on restaurant menus are a done deal, it's time to take the next step toward slimming America's flabby waistline.

A national soda tax.

I know, I know: This is the kind of nanny-state talk that causes seizures among conservatives and libertarians. It's an intrusion on personal freedom, a trampling of consumer choice, blah-blah-blah.

It's also, as we've learned from taxes on cigarettes and alcohol, a highly effective method of influencing behavior that carries high social costs.

 

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20141209-column.html