By TAXGIRL: Though the health care reform bill has officially been tabled until after the break, there is still work to do in Congress before a vote can be scheduled. At the top of the list? Find a way to pay for the bill...Yes, you guessed it. The so-called “soda tax” is now back in the picture.
The soda tax (which failed when proposed in New York) has been proposed in the House and Senate as a potential revenue generator to pay for health care reform. The tax would be a 3 cent surtax on soda, energy drinks and “other” sugary drinks (various proposals have included taxing, for example, certain kinds of juices).
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Source: TAXGIRL Blog, 28 July 2009. © 2005-2009 Kelly Phillips Erb.