The City of Philadelphia has levied an 1.5 cents per ounce of soft drinks.
So, if you buy one gallon of sweetened ice tea for 1.72 (on special) you end up paying 1.92 in tax, for a total of of 3.64, a 112 percent tax.
The soda tax levied in Philly
all soft drinks are taxed willy nilly.
Is it sugar? – relax
it’s an aspartame tax.
Ax tax! Lacks facts, whacks backs! Silly.
Nearly one third of Philadelphians receive food stamps (SNAP).
According to a new study released by the Food and Nutrition Service, the federal agency responsible for running the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), soft drinks are the #1 expenditure for people on food stamps (# 2 for the general population).
Great job, Philadelphia! Tax the people on food stamps! It would have been better to make soft drinks not eligible for food stamps! (They would have to settle for 70% or more non carbonated fruit juices!)