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    As Philadelphia considers sugary drinks tax, Citizen Cabinet finds support for a similar proposal

    June 15, 2016

    The Washington Post reports that Philadelphia is considering a first-ever tax on sugary drinks for the city. The proposal calls for a charge of 1.5 cents per ounce of diet and regular soda, energy drinks, juice drinks with less than 50 percent juice, ice tea and other sugary beverages. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has promoted […]

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    Congress – following the money, forgoing the people

    June 8, 2016

    As members of Congress come back from their Memorial Day break, some recent press stories might be making their return to Washington particularly unpleasant. In an Associated Press/NORC poll a dismal 4 percent of Americans said they “have much faith” in Congress. It’s the kind of news that thrills late-night comedians, but in reality a […]

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    Despite the Campaign Trail Chatter, Americans Not Sold on Defense Increase

    May 25, 2016

    Listening to all the campaign trail chatter of increasing defense spending, one could conclude that deficit reduction has fallen off the political radar. President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for FY2017 also calls for increasing national defense spending (including nuclear weapons) to $537 billion. The Republican leadership is eyeballing at least that much, while numerous members […]

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