Mayor Nutter Wants To Tax Your Pepsi

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KYW 1060 reports a one-cent tax on sugary drinks will be part of Mayor Nutter's next budget.  "Mayor Nutter's budget experts briefed city council members behind closed doors on Wednesday on the city's ever-worsening cash crisis. Council president Anna Verna emerged after the session and shook her head at the possibility of new tax increases: "Oh don't say tax increases please, we don't want to go through that again." But Verna confirmed a tax on sugared drinks raised by the administration at the meeting: "I heard about it today, and I think it’s a penny an ounce, or some such thing." Other council members confirm that the concept of a soda tax was brought up at the briefing. Councilman Darrell Clarke says Philadelphia is not alone in looking at this: "Apparently in other municipalities and states there has been this whole proposal to impose a fee on sugars, things of that nature." The Mayor's Budget Chief Rob Dubow would neither confirm nor deny that a soda tax is being considered."

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1. bill gormley said... on Feb 4, 2010 at 10:58AM

“Tax Tax Tax in stead of taxing us , Fire all the wast in city hall and the city worker that feel they don't have to do nothing when i work i have to work not sit and read a paper all day and the ones that feel they are above the bosses and do as they want please keep a eye on the workers you could save much money


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