Philly Considers Soda Sin Tax

By Kathie McDermott
|  Thursday, Feb 4, 2010  |  Updated 5:35 PM EDT
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Philly Considers Soda Sin Tax

Philadelphia City Council is considering a sin tax on soda to help raise revenue during their budget crisis.

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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.

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