(If you drive a car car), I’ll tax the street,
(If you try to sit sit), I’ll tax your seat,
(If you get too cold cold), I’ll tax the heat,
(If you take a walk walk), I’ll tax your feet.


            …The Beatles

The debate on taxing soft drinks continues in Washington. USA Today reported yesterday that the soda tax was still under consideration by the Senate Finance Committee. Health experts are arguing that taxes will lower sugared soft drink consumption and, ultimately, result in consumers’ losing weight. Of course this is also good for the Federal Treasury since new revenues will be collected.