Philadelphia elected yet another libtard mayor last November, and Jim *hic* Kenney is doing his level best to out-jackass New York’s Michael Bloomberg.
A chorus has emerged among those skeptical of Mayor Kenney’s plan to tax soda in Philadelphia: Why single out one industry?
“How about doughnuts? Things like that?” former Gov. Ed Rendell, the most recent to raise the point, said last week. “I’m a big consumer of Dunkin’ Donuts, but why are they exempt?”
And like clockwork, Philadelphia’s second largest jackass chimes in. Democrats: is there anything they won’t tax? Hey douche canoe, shut your pie hole before you give Kenney more ideas.
The argument of taxing for health reasons fell flat here in 2010 when Mayor Michael Nutter pitched a soda tax as a way to combat obesity. Kenney has made little of the potential health benefits of his proposed 3-cents-per-ounce tax, focusing instead on what it would fund: universal prekindergarten, improvements to parks and recreation centers, and community schools.
So Kenney plans to throw the money away. Only five states spend more on education than Pennsylvania, and PA ranks 13th in per-student spending, but yes, let’s implement a soda tax to funnel even more money to a broken education system. That’ll fix our struggling schools!
What Kenney won’t tax is the sugar found in beer and liquor, because *hic* reasons.