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Philly Considers Soda Sin Tax



    Philly Considers Soda Sin Tax
    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.