Hillary Endorses 3¢ Per OUNCE Soda Tax
April 21, 2016
Would a Hillary Clinton administration push a federal tax on sodas?
The potential exists as on Wednesday, she endorsed a mayor’s proposal to create a 3 cent per ounce tax on sodas and other sugary drinks as a means to fund the expansion of government programs.
During an appearance in Philadelphia, Clinton gave a thumbs-up to Mayor Jim Kenney’s idea for the new tax.
“I’m very supportive of the mayor’s proposal to tax soda to get universal preschool for kids,” she told an invitation-only event with former Attorney General Eric Holder.
“We need universal preschool and if that’s a way to do it, that’s how we should do it.”