Coca-Cola CEO on soda taxes: Jobs should be top priority

In an environment in which consumers have "reset" their spending and trimmed budgets, reducing unemployment should be the top task, Kent said during an interview on CNBC.

"As far as taxation is concerned, job creation is the No. 1 priority," he told Maria Bartiromo. "Taxation really goes against that principle and philosophy."

First reported by the AJC on Twitter here.

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