Ax the Bev Tax

Don't be fooled. Get the facts.

CLAIM: “They’re gouging their own customers.”

FACT: In a recent op-ed, St. Joseph’s University economist John Stanton explained that supermarkets were forced to pass the tax onto consumers, because of the way the industry functions and because the tax is so high: “The profit margins are already extremely low in the supermarket business, and this could have a significant impact on the ability to stay in business. A number of city supermarkets have closed in the last few years. This new tax has the potential to exacerbate the situation, and make city food shopping more difficult.”

 

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