Update – The Philly Soda Tax Scam…5 Years Later

Philadelphia slapped a tax on soda and promised to spend the money on education. 5 years later, here’s what happened.

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Want a soda?

You’ll pay more for it in Philadelphia, because a few years ago Philly politicians voted to tax artificially sweetened beverages.

They said it would discourage people from drinking unhealthy soda.

Soda sales did drop. Liquor sales rose!

The politicians promised the tax would fund early childhood education.

In my new video, I explain what Philly politicians really did with the money.

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John Stossel is an American consumer television personality, author, and libertarian pundit, known for his career on both ABC News and Fox Business Channel. Stossel's style combines reporting and commentary.