January 03, 2017

INSANE: This tax on soda has resulted customers paying $3 MORE for a case of $6 drinks

StaffRebel Columnist

A tax on sugary drinks by Pennsylvania democrats has caused a case of $6 drinks to cost $3 more.

Salena Zito tweeted a photo of a receipt for a case of drinks along with the tax. “From a Facebook post, the Philadelphia sugary drink tax implemented today damn, between that & Pennsylvania gas tax no wonder folk revolted,” she said.

The tax was passed by the Philadelphia City Council back in June and only came into effect on January 1.

As Town Hall points out, “While the tax is technically 1.5 cents per ounce, which doesn't sound too terrible, when buying a 10-pack of 20 oz bottles those numbers climb pretty quickly.”

SOUND OFF in the comments: what do you think of this tax?

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commented 2017-01-04 03:59:46 -0500
It will just be a matter of time before we have a sugar tax imposed all over Canada. And the government will tell us it is for our best interest, and to pay for other crap.
commented 2017-01-04 02:15:28 -0500
I wonder how many fat slob politicians passed this?
commented 2017-01-03 22:28:38 -0500
Good job Faith!! You’ve really settled in and are more relaxed. Cheers!!
commented 2017-01-03 22:26:47 -0500
It wasn’t even pop she bought, it was Berry flavoured water!! Fucking Lefty’s and their social engineering!! Everything in life must be perfect!! They have obsessive personality disorder!! They’re obsessed with “managing society” to nth degree!! It’s now wonder Ben Franklin said we’d have to declare a state of civil war every once in a while!

The left follow a format. A report – usually false and/or exaggerated is produced, the stenographer media promote it, making it an issue, the left then engages in ridicule of those that challenge it, and the politicians feel obligated to go along. Yeah? Well I have a report for you, and it’s not fake or exaggerated – LEFTY’S ARE PSYCHO!! (pick up on that msm!!)
commented 2017-01-03 19:28:13 -0500
Whoop’s Trudeau, not Trusted, re my last comment but Trudeau not trusted is a valid statement.
commented 2017-01-03 19:23:35 -0500
Wait until the likes of Trusted, Motley and Wynne see this, they will, all three, have involuntary ejaculations.
commented 2017-01-03 17:21:01 -0500
That’s what happens when your in a public sector bubble, the money runs out , and then you have to tax everything , even rocks
commented 2017-01-03 17:04:25 -0500
So once again, the elites attack the simple pleasures of us riff raff. That is all that these taxes are for. To remove comfort and pleasure from the lower orders. After all, what business does the riff raff have wasting time drinking pop when they can better spend that time working and earning a wage that will be taxed to provide comfort and pleasure to the ruling elite, without them having to work.
commented 2017-01-03 15:53:25 -0500
I haven’t read the bylaw (and probably won’t, because it doesn’t affect me), but does this mean that buying regularly-sweetened soda will attract the tax, but alternatively-sweetened soda (aspartame, etc) won’t?