Seattle Small Business Owner: 'It Would Be Better If We Were In Canada Right Now'

June 7, 2017

It’s no secret that beverage taxes hurt small businesses and low-income families – take Philadelphia as an example. After a similar tax was recently-passed…

Seattle’s Soda Tax Will Worsen Income Inequality

June 6, 2017

Yesterday, Seattle lawmakers pushed through a costly 1.75 cents per ounce tax on beverages that will make it even harder for residents living paycheck to paycheck to afford to live in the city.

Real and Lasting Change

May 31, 2017

Susan Neely, president and CEO of the American Beverage Association, recently spoke with a reporter from Jacksonville, Fla., television station WJXT about…

Seattle-Area Editor: “Soda tax punishes both business owners and poor families”

May 30, 2017

People from the Seattle community continue to speak out against the mayor’s proposed beverage tax. In a recent editorial in the Puget Sound Business Journal…

Seattle’s Shakedown

May 24, 2017

Once again politicians are hoping to shakedown consumers for more tax dollars with beverage taxes, this time in Seattle. As the editor of Seattle Magazine…

Professor of Economics Warns Seattle Of Beverage Tax Consequences

May 22, 2017

Politicians often use taxation as a playground to tell people how they should live. In a most recent case, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has proposed a beverage…

Confusion in Boulder Builds Over Beverage Tax

May 18, 2017

A beverage tax is set to take effect in Boulder, Colo., in July, but some City Council members are already second guessing why the city passed the tax in the first place.


May 17, 2017

United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testified before the House Committee on Agriculture today and shared his general philosophy…

Taxes Are Not Incentives

May 15, 2017

Beverage taxes have been falsely sold as the silver-bullet solution to public health, but a weight loss expert with 25 years of experience is warning people…

Store Owners In Philadelphia Losing Significant Revenue

May 10, 2017

Philadelphia business owners continue to lose business and sales because of a significant beverage tax imposed by the City Council and Mayor Kenney. They…