COUNCILWOMAN MARIA QUIÑONES-SÁNCHEZ ON HER OPPOSITION TO THE SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX

In Council News, Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez, News by PHL Council

Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez (7th District), who on June 16, 2016 voted “No” on Bill #160716, the Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax, shares the following:

“…lacking any statutory connection to universal pre-K, Philly’s soda tax — like all regressive taxes earmarked as general revenue — could easily become a pool to provide tax cuts for the rich or corporations, should any future Republican or austerity-minded Democrat wish to redirect the money.”

Read more from Jacobin Magazine.

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Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez is a veteran activist with over 30 years of service to the City of Philadelphia, currently serving a third four-year term on Philadelphia City Council. More info at phlcouncil.com/MariaQSanchez

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