Again with the Sherriff of Nottingham tactics... "We're taxing your soda because there are too many calories in sugar and HFCS is bad for you" "Ok, I'll have a diet pepsi." "Arrest that man for evading taxes! Er, umm.. Make up something else that covers diet drinks!" I predict someone will come out with unsweetened canned/bottled drinks where you're directed to add a packet of sugar - and another manufacturer (or the same one) will sell little sugar caplets made for sweetening these drinks. After all, we already invented Kool-Aid. How much of a stretch is it to refine the process?