Hillary’s Soda Tax Endorsement Violates Middle Class Tax Pledge

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Posted by John Kartch on Thursday, April 21st, 2016, 2:14 PM PERMALINK

Clinton “very supportive” of soda tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Despite making a pledge to the American people that she will not raise taxes on anyone earning less than $250,000 Hillary Clinton is “very supportive” of a soda tax.

“Hillary said she would cheerfully support tax hikes on low and middle income American who drink soft drinks,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “What taxes on low income Americans would she really oppose? Any?”

Clinton was speaking in Philadelphia on Wednesday when she said the following:

“I’m very supportive of the mayor’s proposal to tax soda to get universal preschool for kids. I mean, we need universal preschool, and if that’s a way to do it, that’s how we should do it.”

Clinton used preschool as an excuse for her soda tax endorsement, and the threat to soda and pop drinkers nationwide is clear: Clinton’s official campaign plan calls for universal preschool for the entire country.

The specific soda tax endorsed by Clinton is three cents per ounce of soda.

Further details about this and other Hillary Clinton tax hike endorsements can be found at Americans for Tax Reform’s dedicated website, www.HighTaxHillary.com

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