What is your reaction to the impending implementation of Mayor Jim Kenney’s sugary-beverages tax?

“It re­minds me of oth­er taxes un­der [former may­or Mi­chael] Nut­ter be­cause I doubt the City will use the money for the in­ten­ded pur­poses. It’s an­oth­er meas­ure that makes me won­der who we can trust.”

  • “It reminds me of other taxes under [former mayor Michael] Nutter because I doubt the City will use the money for the intended purposes. It’s another measure that makes me wonder who we can trust.” Alfredo Rodriguez

  • “It’s ridiculous. Many people already struggle to afford stuff, so I think the prices [of goods] should remain the same.” Roseann Stabile

  • “Everything is getting more expensive. It’s funny that the tax is going to be on sugary drinks because that’s definitely going to affect the poor and the middle class more so than it will affect the rich.” Christine Fisler

“It re­minds me of oth­er taxes un­der [former may­or Mi­chael] Nut­ter be­cause I doubt the City will use the money for the in­ten­ded pur­poses. It’s an­oth­er meas­ure that makes me won­der who we can trust.”

Al­fredo Rodrig­uez,

North Phil­adelphia

“It’s ri­dicu­lous. Many people already struggle to af­ford stuff, so I think the prices [of goods] should re­main the same.”

Roseann Sta­bile,

Broad and Jack­son streets

“Everything is get­ting more ex­pens­ive. It’s funny that the tax is go­ing to be on sug­ary drinks be­cause that’s def­in­itely go­ing to af­fect the poor and the middle class more so than it will af­fect the rich.”

Christine Fisler, 1700 block of South 13th Street

In­ter­views by Joseph My­ers Pho­tos by Tina Gar­ceau


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