Thursday, May 22, 2008
FACT, or Friends against counterproductive taxation held a press conference downtown at the Carlton Restaurant to announce their "Whiskey Rebellion 2" which is a campaign against the Allegheny County Drink Tax. They Provided estimates of what they say are going to be the total lost revenue as a result of the drink tax. FACT projects by years end 63 million dollars of sales will be lost in the county. Over the first 16 weeks FACT claims 21 Million Dollars have been lost. FACT Executive Director Michele Burchfield has challenged Dan Onorato and Rich Fitzgarald to a public debate over the tax as an attempt to reach an amicable solution.