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Soda Taxes Top Bay Area's Local Agendas

Postby sunnyd » Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:25 pm

There's nothing sweet about the soda tax fight bubbling in San Francisco and Berkeley.

Voters on Tuesday will decide whether either Bay Area city will become the first place in the nation to tax sugary drinks.

The debate over a 2 cent per ounce tax in San Francisco and a 1 cent per ounce in Berkeley has backers decrying the corporate power of Big Soda, and soda defenders claiming a tax would hurt businesses and put an undue burden on the poor.

The beverage industry has poured serious resources into campaign, spending $10.5 million to defeat the Bay Area measures, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Absolutely ridiculous!1!
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