Various New York chefs respond to the proposed “Obesity Tax” on non-diet soft drinks:

Pragmatically speaking, if we imposed a tax on the 50 billion places now hawking small plates, handcrafted artisanal cocktails with antique bitters, house-cured salumi, and featuring servers who call the customer “dude” or “bro” while texting on their cell phones, we could probably put enough dough in the state till to end obesity for generations.

I will never fully understand why people drink diet soda, eat low-fat cheese or use anything other than unsalted butter in cooking.