Hillary’s Soda Tax Approach Pushed by U.N.

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Posted by John Kartch on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016, 1:20 PM PERMALINK

U.N. report urges governments to impose excise taxes “aimed at raising the retail price by 20% or more” – in line with Hillary’s soda tax endorsement

Today the United Nations released a report urging governments to impose excise taxes on citizens who purchase soda, “aimed at raising the retail price by 20% or more.” The U.N. is taking the same approach as Hillary Clinton, who endorsed a steep soda tax while campaigning in Philadelphia on April 20, 2016.

Clinton said she was “very supportive” of the tax, which will raise the retail price of a 12-pack of soda pop by $2.16. The tax-induced price hike on a consumer buying a 12-pack is well over 20 percent. Clinton’s position is compliant with the U.N.’s aggressive global campaign to impose higher taxes on citizens.

As pointed out by Bernie Sanders, the Clinton soda tax endorsement came in violation of her oft-repeated promise not to support any tax on any American making less than $250,000.

Sanders called out Hillary’s violation of her middle class tax pledge:

"Frankly, I am very surprised that Secretary Clinton would support this regressive tax after pledging not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000. This proposal clearly violates her pledge.”

Sanders also said:

“The mechanism here is fairly regressive. And that is, it will be increasing taxes on low-income and working people.”

The U.N. report uses the term “tax” 312 times.

“When Hillary Clinton endorsed the soda tax it was news because she exposed her promise to never ever tax anyone who earned less than $250,000 as a lie,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

“Now Hillary’s tax on middle income Americans is being embraced by the United Nations. If she’s elected, the U.N. will have a willing soda-tax-hike partner in Hillary Clinton.”

ATR is tracking all of Hillary’s tax hike proposals at www.HighTaxHillary.com

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