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The Philly Soda Tax Ripoff!

Want a soda? You’ll pay more for it in Philadelphia, because five years ago Philly politicians voted to tax artificially sweetened beverages. They said it would discourage people from drinking unhealthy soda. 

John Stossel reports that soda sales did drop, but liquor sales skyrocketed! The politicians also promised the tax would fund early childhood education. Wanna know what really happened with the money? More from Stossel.

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