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    Seattle Mayor Proposes Soda Tax To Fight White Privilege

    Determined to silence local critics who have suggested he isn't America's most progressive mayor, Seattle's Ed Murray has packed so much conflicted social justice into a simple soda tax no one in the Emerald City is quite sure what to make of it.

    After it was suggested to him his proposed two-cents-an-ounce tax on soda sweetened with sugar would be borne disproportionately by the poor and people of color, Murray lowered the levy and included all sweetened drinks, incuding diet soda.

    If it doesn't doesn't explode from the sheer weight of its daffy intentions, the City Council is expected to consider the proposal sometime in June.

    Diet drinks, Hizzoner reasoned, were more likely to be consumed by "upper middle class white people." It had become for him "an issue of equity," a way to tackle "white privileged institutionalized racism."

    Huh?

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    http://reason.com/blog/2017/05/05/se...a-tax-to-fight
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    I bet David Duke drinks diet soda.
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    Hes getting desperate, all the underage hom o sexual prostitutes he used to abuse and rape are coming back to haunt him.
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    Not going to happen.
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    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.

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    Seattle City Council OKs tax on soda, sugary drinks

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a new tax on soda and other sugary beverages as way to raise millions for healthy food and education programs.

    The ordinance calls for a tax of 1.75 cents per ounce to be paid by distributors of beverages such as Pepsi and Coke, sports drinks, energy drinks and other sweetened drinks. The tax excludes diet drinks.

    Supporters such as public health advocates and community groups cheered after the measure passed on a 7-1 vote. They say it would cut down on the consumption of sugary drinks that have little nutritional value and are linked to obesity, diabetes and other health problems.

    Businesses and labor groups spoke out against the tax, saying it would hurt small businesses and cost jobs. Other critics called it regressive, saying it would affect low-income consumers the most.

    Seattle joins a handful of other cities nationwide that have a soda tax. Last month, voters in Santa Fe, New Mexico, resoundingly rejected a soda tax proposal, but Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Oakland, California, have approved taxes on sugary beverages.

    Councilman Tim Burgess, who sponsored Seattle's measure, said there's incontrovertible evidence that sugary drinks have negative health outcomes and that people of color are disproportionately targeted. "Liquid sugar has zero nutritional benefits," he said.

    Mayor Ed Murray proposed the idea in February to raise millions for programs that promote access to healthy food and help address education disparities between white and minority students.

    Jennifer Cue, president of Seattle-based Jones Soda, said the company believes in the intention of the funds. But Cue said it wasn't fair to target one industry.

    Keep Seattle Livable for All, a coalition of businesses, said in a statement Monday that "this job-killing tax that will drive up costs and further increase income inequality in Seattle."

    Some of the money raised by the tax would also go to job retraining and placement programs for workers adversely impacted by the tax.

    Community groups backed the measure because it would direct money to programs aimed at helping working families that can't afford healthy foods.

    Some people spoke in favor of the tax but recommended that the council consider including diet drinks as a matter of fairness. The mayor revised his initial plan to include diet sodas after a racial-equity analysis showed they tend to be favored by wealthy people and white people.

    Still, Tammy Nguyen, an organizer with the community group Got Green, said "this is a significant a victory by and for working families throughout Seattle because the new law puts closing the food security gap as the number one investment priority for the tax revenue."
    http://www.newser.com/article/8ff4d6...ry-drinks.html
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    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
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    the new law puts closing the food security gap
    WTF is this loon talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    WTF is this loon talking about?
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...alifornia-kids

    It's spreading all over.

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    Sales taxes are, by the Leftist definition, "regressive" taxes. Rich white people can easily afford the extra taxes. But poor people have to eat too. And there are mor epoor people paying sales taxes than rich white people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PierzStyx View Post
    Sales taxes are, by the Leftist definition, "regressive" taxes. Rich white people can easily afford the extra taxes. But poor people have to eat too. And there are mor epoor people paying sales taxes than rich white people.
    This really shines a light on the actual Leftist motto: $#@! the poor!

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    What can one expect from people as stupid as these?
    Through lives and lives shalt thou pay, O' king.

    Pray for reset.


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    21 cent a can tax on a fifty cent product . By 7 - 1 vote . Good Lord .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    21 cent a can tax on a fifty cent product . By 7 - 1 vote . Good Lord .
    Black market time... Go out of state and load up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    21 cent a can tax on a fifty cent product . By 7 - 1 vote . Good Lord .
    Nobody claimed these people were good at math.

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    In a parallel universe Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco are the most libertarian cities on the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGambler View Post
    Black market time... Go out of state and load up.
    At least these people can just leave Seattle to buy soda.
    Stop believing stupid things

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    Seattle Mayor Proposes Soda Tax To Fight White Privilege
    This 'white' guy hasn't had a soda in over 20 years



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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    This 'white' guy hasn't had a soda in over 20 years
    Don't worry, their special soda sin taxes always apply to more than just soda. Plus, give it a few years and it will be expanded to very non-sodas like milk and protein shakes
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    What else can we get our stinking paws on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith and stuff View Post
    Don't worry, they special soda sin taxes always apply to more than just soda. Plus, give it a few years and it will be expanded to very non-sodas like milk and protein shakes
    I just find it ironic that these liberal strongholds like to push their agenda as if it's hurting white folk....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PierzStyx View Post
    Sales taxes are, by the Leftist definition, "regressive" taxes. Rich white people can easily afford the extra taxes. But poor people have to eat too. And there are mor epoor people paying sales taxes than rich white people.
    no sales tax on food in washington state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWDude View Post
    no sales tax on food in washington state.
    Unless you eat in a restaurant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    21¢ per can.

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    There's a grape "drank" joke in here somewhere...

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    Now AF made me want a Welch's grape soda and a one hitter .



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    DJ's GrapeKrush, oops they try to tax that to hell in WA too

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    That Costco price on a case of Gatorade has room for more Seattle tax . 35 pack of 16.9 ounce for 15.99 . They could raise the tax another .93 ea and it would only be at convenient store prices of 1.60 ea .

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    Does not everyone want to be on the leading edge like Philadelphia , San Francisco , Oakland and Seattle ?



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