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SF Tax on Sugary Drinks: It's Really Happening

Posted July 30th, 2014 @ 10:33am

Would it bother you if we were taxed on sugary drinks?

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Because it's one step closer to happening. This week, the SF Board of Supervisors approved of a tax on sugary beverages- which means it will be on the ballot for voters this Fall. If it gets 2/3 the vote approved, that means we'd get taxed an extra 2 cents per ounce on any sugary drink over 5 calories.

As an example....a "Monster" energy drink (at 300 calories) would be taxed an extra 60 cents, and a Vitamin water would be an extra 25 cents. Does this bother you at all?



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