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Don’t do us any favors . . . Please.
Whenever the state Legislature, in its infinite wisdom, carves out an exception to a law to “help” this city, it somehow always ends up hurting Philadelphians.
Originally, only Philadelphia was allowed to assess a wage tax. That action, more than any other, has led to a huge loss of residents and jobs over the years.
When the state let Philadelphia assess a 1 percent sales tax on top of the 6 percent state tax, Philadelphia was the only municipality forcing its businesses to charge the higher rate. Read More