Check out this video by Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education. What does it say about taxes on sugary drinks? What do you think? Why might the government tax sugary drinks? What harm can sugary drinks cause? Do you think that a tax can help pay for the healthcare for people who develop health problems, like diabetes? Do you think the government should tax sugary drinks? Would a tax on sugary drinks affect your decision to drink soda?
SS.8.FL.2.1 Explain why when deciding what to buy, consumers may choose to gather information from a variety of sources. Describe how the quality and usefulness of information provided by sources can vary greatly from source to source. Explain that, while many sources provide valuable information, other sources provide information that is deliberately misleading.
SS.912.FL.1.7: Discuss how people’s sources of income, amount of income, as well as the amount and type of spending affect the types and amounts of taxes paid.
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