“Taxes to Fight Obesity?” is the headline of a news report today.

 “Taxes to Fight Jobs” would be a better headline. The story is about a “hefty fee on sugar-filled drinks.”

 This should be just dandy news for little old ladies who subsist on Coca Cola stock.

 I’m against having a government that tries to influence what to eat and drink on principle. But in this lousy economy, such a policy is especially dumb.