D.C. City Council proposes massive soda tax that even Bernie Sanders opposes
Published in Americans for Tax Reform, October 8th
A majority of the D.C. City Council wants to impose one of the highest taxes on sugary drinks in the country, a move that will raise the cost of soda and disproportionally hit low-income individuals.
The tax hike is the latest nanny-state effort from the D.C. City Council which intends to force consumers to purchase alternative beverages the city council deems more acceptable. “We need a little bit of stick in addition to the carrot,” said Brianne K. Nadeau (D-Ward 1), the bill’s author.
Soda taxes are so harmful, even Bernie Sanders opposes them.
“The mechanism here is fairly regressive. And that is, it will be increasing taxes on low income and working people.”