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San Francisco Mulls Soda Tax

Sodas and other sugary beverages could get more expensive in San Francisco under a tax being proposed by a city supervisor.

At Tuesday's board meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener plans to propose a 2-cents-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages that have at least 25 calories per 12 ounces.

If the proposal passes the board, it would go on the November 2014 ballot to be decided by the city's voters, requiring two-thirds approval to pass.

(Hat tip to Jon Fleischman)

Source: KQED. Read full article. (link)

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  • nailzer||

    If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
    If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
    If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
    If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

    Don't ask me what I want it for
    If you don't want to pay some more
    'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman