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originally posted by: ketsuko
So who's next to get taxed do you think?
The new soda tax in Seattle might be just the beginning as an effort to take the tax statewide continues in Olympia. House Bill 1975 was introduced last February. It’s floated around the finance committee ever since, not moving any further. But on Jan. 8, a resolution was passed to reintroduce the bill. It is strikingly similar to Seattle’s soda tax law, referencing the health effects of sugar consumption, from tooth decay to obesity. It also notes minorities see twice as many advertisements for sugary drinks.
originally posted by: Guyfriday
There's a lot of dietary notes being tossed around in here, but what does any of that really have to do with this tax? Some of you here really sound like you're ok with a governing body falsely taxing people "For their own good". have anyone here taken the time to see what is really going on here, or did the non-sense about "sugar good/bad" confuse everyone?
“So, yes there will be impacts on fuel and energy prices, but we expect these to be modest and fully within the range of what would be expected by normal price fluctuation,” said Lauren McCloy, a senior energy policy advisor in Inslee's office.
It's estimated the tax could result in a residential electricity price increase of about 5 percent, a residential gas price increase of about 10 percent; gasoline prices could rise between 6 to 9 percent by 2035, according to policy officials briefing reporters Tuesday.
Seatle sin taxes soda