Philadelphia City Council is considering a sin tax on soda to help raise revenue during their budget crisis.
Philadelphia's considering a possible sin tax on soda.
City Council members are talking about a penny-an-ounce tax on sugary drinks.
And it's an idea many doctors are thirsty for.
Sugary drinks are linked to several chronic diseases -- including obesity -- that are expensive to treat.
Researchers say that justifies a government's right to recoup costs.