Governor Paterson’s new budget proposal, yesterday, included a tax on sugar sweetened beverages of 12 cents per 12-ounce can.
According to New Yorkers Against Unfair Taxes, this tax would be more than 9 times higher on a 12 pack of non-alcoholic beverages, like soft drinks, than the state tax on a 12 pack of alcoholic beverages, like beer, and would increase the cost of a two liter bottle of soda by nearly 68 cents.
Consumers and retailers will feel the impact of a tax of this magnitude on a daily basis given the still grim economic picture, and we wanted to ask your readers to join the fight against this unfair tax at www.nobeveragetax.com, by signing a petition to let Governor Paterson and State Representatives know that they will not bear the responsibility of fixing Albany.
You can also view a recent press release from New Yorkers Against Unfair Taxes here.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Rob Longert for to New Yorkers Against Unfair Taxes