Here we go again. Lawmakers who want to spend but want you to think they aren't raising taxes....In the City of Brotherly Love, a 1.5 cent/ounce soda tax is being imposed...It was rationalized by saying the money will fund Pre-K programs for the kids. Gee, seems the City Council could have funded that for Philadelphians anyway.
The soda tax can join some of our local scam taxes like hotel beds, cell phone 911, cable TV and your utility bills. In fact, locally its been heard at City Hall the cable tax is flattening out as a money source because of other delivery systems like satellite and the Internet. Hmmmmm.
Would you favor a municipal soda tax ? No ? What if I told you the money would be used to fund the war on heroin ? I thought so.
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