Here We Go Again! Cook County government officials are proposing ANOTHER Tax on beverages.

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

While the beverage tax has yet to be imposed in Cook County, the City of Philadelphia recently implemented a similar tax and is experiencing devastating impacts. In just four short months, Philadelphia businesses, consumes and workers have experienced economic losses far greater than originally predicted, including:
  • Beverage sales plummeted as much as 50 percent at some local groceries and local beverage distributors reported up to a 45 percent decline in sales, while sales increased at retail outlets just outside Philadelphia city lines. (Bloomberg Markets, 2/17/17)
  • The equivalent of more than 400 jobs have been lost through layoffs and cutbacks in hours at local retailers, restaurants and manufacturers. (Bloomberg Markets, 2/17/17; Philly.com, 3/1/17; Philly.com, 4/28/17)
  • Public revenue from the new tax has failed to meet projected totals (News Release, Ax the Philly Bev Tax Coalition, 5/3/17)

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YES, I WANT TO BE LISTED AS A SUPPORTER OF THE CAN THE TAX COALITION!