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    Philadelphia Implemented Soda Tax Backfires

    -As outlined by Hotair on Saturday, the “soda tax” has actually led to Philadelphia residents traveling outside the city to buy their soda (and likely other goods), decreased the city’s revenue, and led to layoffs in the local beverage industry and cut hours for employees at small markets. It did not, however, lead to an increase in healthier beverage purchases in the city.

    When the soda tax was first announced, workers at Pepsi took a hit. “With sales slumping because of the new Philadelphia sweetened beverage tax, Pepsi said Wednesday that it will lay off 80 to 100 workers at three distribution plants that serve the city,” philly.com reported in March of 2017.

    And last month, the local outlet reported that the owner of Acme Markets, who has 16 stores in Philadelphia, had to cut employees’ hours because of the tax: “The beverage tax fell on about 4,000 items. In Acme city stores, soda sales dropped as much as 80 percent. Sales of other items covered by the tax, such as juices, creamers and energy drinks, were down 30 percent, and the number of customers declined by 5 percent. Philly stores cut an average of 150 to 200 employee hours per week, resulting in lighter paychecks for employees."

    But the hit the employees took did not equate to a win for the “health” of its citizens. As noted by Hotair, Philadelphia residents were traveling outside the city to avoid the tax hike on their drinks...

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/47421...-prestigiacomo

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    oops

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    Yeah, oops.

    I'm not for any of this stuff. Because if you're for it, they may come after something that you like next. I'm a big meat eater and there is a war and demonization on meat and I don't like it or agree it's true. So I'll leave yours alone if you leave mine alone.

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    Is this a joke? It says "as outlined by HOTAIR". Are they full of hot air?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekiel 33 View Post
    Is this a joke? It says "as outlined by HOTAIR". Are they full of hot air?
    LOL, that is an understandable reaction

    But actually, HOTAIR is a conservative news website:

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    Yeah, oops.

    I'm not for any of this stuff. Because if you're for it, they may come after something that you like next. I'm a big meat eater and there is a war and demonization on meat and I don't like it or agree it's true. So I'll leave yours alone if you leave mine alone.
    If a redneck revolution ever breaks out, it wont be over coke or pepsi.

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