Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Has Been A Total Disaster, According To Study

Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Has Been A Total Disaster, According To Study


If nanny state bureaucrats want their citizenry to be underweight and compliant, then they need a government that is large and in charge, according to a new study.

In 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) turned his attention to obesity. The city government placed a tax on sugary sweetened beverages in hopes that it would deter sugar consumption. According to researchers from the University of Georgia, Philadelphians wound up consuming more sugar from other food items and even traveled across state lines to buy sodas after that tax was implemented.

As flagged by Georgia Today, the university’s student newspaper, the surprising behavior “almost entirely offset the decrease in sugar intake from colas and other sweet drinks.”

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Researchers concluded that the answer is not for folks like Kenney to simply

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