I oppose the penny-per-ounce grocery tax, as is may make other grocery prices go up, and some small businesses could collapse. Taxing distributors will not stop people from buying sugary drinks.
Every issue has pros and cons, but in this issue, the bad might outweigh the good."A "grocery tax" will lead to higher prices on other goods, hurting small businesses and customers struggling to survive in one of the country's most expensive places. They also warn that city leaders can use the money however they want, despite talk of putting it toward health programs." "The tax is on distributors and is not paid by customers who buy the drinks". Not all is bad about the soda tax, such as: "The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay." All quotations cited directly from Newsela's "U.S. soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area". Everything slightly arguable will have good and bad, whether or not it is approved or disapproved will be decided with the numbers of people sharing a point of view.
"This is San Francisco's second try at a soda tax. In 2014, a similar proposal failed to get enough votes for a "dedicated" tax, which requires a two-thirds approval. This year, backers went for a "general" tax, which requires a simple majority and doesn't stipulate how the revenue is spent." and "Opponents, however, say a "grocery tax" will lead to higher prices on other goods, hurting small businesses and customers struggling to survive in one of the country's most expensive places. They also warn that city leaders can use the money however they want, despite talk of putting it toward health programs." show that the soda tax failed last time, if it is approved groceries are going to be more expensive, and some small businesses may collapse and go bankrupts.
I oppose the penny-per-ounce tax on sodas because owners of businesses might need to raise the prices of other goods in order to compensate for the tax. Another reason why is because the tax with only be enforced on distributors, not buyers, so if the distributors don't raise the price of pop, people will buy as much as before if not more.
You can look through different sodas and soda sizes to show how much sugar, in grams, contained by the specific drink by googling "Sugar in soda"