After intense lobbying by the soda industry prevented a soda tax in Philadelphia, Pa. four months ago, the anti-soda forces are still hard at work taking their campaign to the streets gearing-up for yet another attempt to raise more money for schools, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. For the full story, click here.
Editor’s Insight: The refreshment services industry needs to be politically involved to protect itself from unfair taxation. The Tri State Automatic Merchandising Association helped defeat the Philadelphia soda tax, but it cannot rest on its laurels.
Shame on any refreshment services operator who does not support trade associations that protect their interests. 10-24-11 By Elliot Maras