Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Liberals telling you what thay want you to do-----Five More U.S. Jurisdictions Imposed Soda Taxes Last Week

Five More U.S. Jurisdictions Imposed Soda Taxes Last Week - Hit & Run :
"Last week five more jurisdictions joined Berkeley and Philadelphia in imposing special taxes on soda and other soft drinks. 
Four of the taxes were approved on Election Day by voters in Boulder, Colorado, and three California cities: San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany. 
The fifth was approved last Thursday by the Cook County, Illinois, Board of Commissioners.
Image result for soda taxBoulder's Ballot Issue 2H, which Eric Boehm noted last week, passed with 54 percent of the vote. 
It imposes an excise tax of two cents per fluid ounce on drinks that have five or more grams of added sugar in a 12-ounce serving. It does not apply to alcoholic beverages or milk products.
..."We understand the health threats posed by unhealthy sugary drinks, especially on low-income families," said Angelique Espinoza, manager of the Boulder soda tax campaign, after the initiative passed. 
"Today Boulder took an important, proactive step toward ensuring that all of us—our children in particular—have every opportunity to make better choices and to lead healthy lives."...

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