Philadelphia is about to become the largest U.S. city to tax beverages, sugar-sweetened and otherwise. In pushing for the tax, officials opted for the honest “we need the money” approach.
Federal and state lawmakers are looking to taxes to help curb gun violence. Will this new sin tax work? Should we even try it?
Colorado is home to the skinniest Americans, although there are reports they’ve been loosening their belts of late. Colorado also imposes a soda tax and a candy tax. Coincidence? Or cause and effect? If you’re a fan of the taxes, you say that the extra pennies tacked onto fattening food and drinks supplement willpower and help people keep
Drugs have always tempted individual users. Today, they also are attractive to states and local jurisdictions facing fiscal difficulties. Several states require that dealers of various illegal drugs buy tax stamps. Now, lawmakers in more states and municipalities are looking at similar ways to make some much-needed legal money off illegal acts. The taxation of illegal drugs