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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Our moral and intellectual superiors are at it again.
Seattle has imposed a tax on sugary drinks such as Gatorade and soda.
"Seattle has decided to impose a 1.75 cent per ounce tax on all sugary beverages within the city with the hopes of raising a $15 million revenue stream that it will use for programs to help people “have better access to fresh fruits and vegetables,” as Seattle station KIRO 7 explains. The price of Gatorade Frost Variety Pack at Costco, usually $15.99, with the $10.34 tax, shot up to $26.33, leaving customers with sticker-shock."
The next step must be tax people by the pound.
It's for their own good ya know.
The nanny state keeps taking over one little step at a time.
“have better access to fresh fruits and vegetables,”
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: nwtrucker
Not the only reason I'm leaving, but it's well up on the list. We, here on the east side of Washington, got taxed a few years back to help pay for the ferry system on the Sound. So this comes as no surprise to most of us who live here.