If I were to support one of the claims, add tax to sugary drinks or don't add tax to sugary drinks it would be to not add tax. They should not add tax to sugary drinks, because it could affect smaller businesses and struggling people.
In the article Battle lines drawn over soda tax it says that adding tax to sugary drinks could lead to more goods getting taxed, and if more goods are being tax then struggling people would stop going to that business. If people stop going to certain business that business is most likely going to shut down. “Opponents, however, say a "grocery tax" will lead to higher prices on other goods.They claim this will hurt small businesses and customers struggling to survive in one of the country's most expensive places.”
Even though the article says that if you add tax to sugary drinks it could lower the amount of people that are obese or have diabetes, but people are probably still going to buy sugary drinks even if they add tax. Also if we don't add tax then the city leaders couldn't take our money from paying taxes on sugary drinks to do whatever whenever they want with it. “They also warn that city leaders can use the money however they want, despite talk of putting it toward health programs.”
People may not agree with what I am saying, but it wouldn't make a difference if you added tax. If you add tax people are still going to buy the same amount of sugary drinks. The only people that may stop buying sugary drinks is struggling people and if they stop buying goods and sugary drinks from smaller business than that businesses may go bankrupt. Also if you tax sugary drinks then city leaders get all the money you payed for tax to do whatever they want with it. So if you add tax there is most likely going to be no good outcome.