Buried in a Boston Herald story about the PepsiCo CEO’s reaction to Kay Khan’s soda and candy tax is this gem from the representative.
“We do a nice job of exempting food from the sales tax,” said Khan. “But sugar beverages and candy are currently exempt and they’re not food.”
Here is the definition of food from dictionary.com:
any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, etc.
While you may argue that soda and candy are not particularly healty foods they are most certainly food. They are ingested, digested, and turned into energy through metabolic conversion. They are most definitely food.
While I understand that progressives like to twist words, and create their own alternate reality to justify their control of other people’s lives. This one just takes the