City’s Sin Tax Forces Pepsi to Shut Plant and Fire Workers

Pepsi is moving out of Baltimore due to the city's burdensome soda tax.

Pepsi is moving out of Baltimore due to the city's burdensome soda tax.

Nanny state bureaucrats in Baltimore, Md., are responsible for adding another 75 of the struggling city’s workers to the unemployment ranks, courtesy of their war against obesity. Pepsi-Cola announced it will no longer produce soda in ‘Charm City’ as a result of the recently passed two cent per container soda tax.

“In the case of Baltimore, as you may know, there was a beverage tax that was passed here and in this case, it did not help in the decision in terms of keeping the Baltimore plant open,” said Pepsi spokesperson Mark Dollins.

Baltimore grocers also report that the soda tax has had an adverse affect on their bottom lines as shoppers are traveling outside of city limits to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages.

“I’m just shocked that [Pepsi’s] pulling out and I asked them if there was anything we could do at the city level with Baltimore Development Corporation and try to offer some kind of incentive and they said it was too far down the line,” said City Council President Jack Young.

This is what happens, Jack, when big government over-regulates and over-burdens private businesses, both large and small, with needless taxes that eliminate any economic incentives keeping them in your city versus somewhere else with fiscally responsible leaders who would be more than happy to make ample accommodations that might help shrink their unemployment rosters and boost their economies in these difficult times.

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8 responses to “City’s Sin Tax Forces Pepsi to Shut Plant and Fire Workers

  1. The largest PVC pipe manf in the world has resumed lay offs in us plants again. Plus workers ha e been stunned at Obama.scare has done to there insurance e. Found out today they are planning onbuildi. 10 new plants in China as soon AZ feasible. American a has Just been cluster -f**led and the do.t even know. Jobs????? Where in China Taiwan???? Obama’s lack of e.experience along with other on experienced around him can. Big business. Will never trust Obama and his words again

  2. MARILYNN BRANTLEY

    THEY NEED TO MOVE IN A HURRY, AND TAKE THE POISON WITH
    THEM, TO SLM YOUR PART OF THE PROBLEM, CONSTANT BITCH-
    ING, GO OUT AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOR COMMUNITY.

  3. slm…we need to take Marilyn’s advice and “go out an make a difference”. We have to put a stop to the NAZI-istic control people like Obama and minions like Marilyn want. They do not care who the harm, they just want everybody “goose-stepping” with them!!!

  4. Taxes drive business away. America has the highest corporate tax rate in the world. Let us cut the tax rates across the board until we have the most active economy ever.

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  6. THANK YOU PEPSI!!! I, for one, will TOTALLY STAND WITH YOU!!! Someone and many more need to take a stand against these crazy loons in government.

  7. Stop Animal Rights Groups

    GOOD for Pepsi!! I will purchase your product in abundance. They should leave on principal alone.

  8. sin tax? isn’t that what people used to pay the church for permission to sin? who decides what is a sin? maybe the government bureacrates etc should be paying us a sin tax since they are sinning so much. they owe us a sin tax for stealing our hard earned cash and for meddling in our affairs. they need to walk the talk and reform themselves, that should be enough.
    rose

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