I’m a Long Islander crushed to death with taxes and fees.

They’re imposed on my income from unending caldrons of money wasters, and I want to drive to the front of the United Nations building and announce, butt out of my wallet!

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The UN would like to see the United States tax sugary drinks, including fruit juices, raising the cost by 20 percent [“UN agency urges tax on sugary beverages,” Business, Oct. 12]. The plan is to reduce consumption, and the article states the money would go to the government. There are no guarantees that the government would use this money for health-related services.

This idea was soundly defeated when it was proposed for New York City.

Chris Wales, Mineola