Grocery, beverage taxes hurt working families
While health and wellness must be a top priority for communities across the US, taxing the poor is not the way to do it.
Taxes such as these place a considerably larger share of the economic burden on working families, poor communities and small business owners. There is a significant need for measures that will create healthier, more prosperous communities, but to achieve this vision, the economic health of every community must be not only considered, but placed front and center.
Excise taxes have negative consequences for small businesses who bear the burden of implementing the tax, and they overwhelmingly effect minority populations and working families.