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U.S.A. (KLTV) - Where do you go to find a trillion dollars to fund a universal health care plan? That is the question President Obama and Congress are trying to answer. One option they are considering is a tax on soft drinks.

Supporters say a tax on sugary drinks would promote good health. The opposition says obesity rates over the last few years have gone up as soda sales have gone down.

And, while some say taxing sodas will not keep people from drinking them, others believe taxing products the middle class consumes is not the answer. 

Now, not all soft drinks would have the tax attached to them. Diet sodas would be exempt.

What do you think about using this option to fund the universal health care plan? Leave us your thoughts.

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