You voted for it, you live with it, ya dumb fucks

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.

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21 Responses to You voted for it, you live with it, ya dumb fucks

  1. Elmo says:

    I’m sure all the mathematically challenged Lib/Prog/Statist/Anarchists thought to themselves “Gee, one and three quarters cents per ounce doesn’t seem like that much!”

  2. Geoff R says:

    How the bloody hell are you going to have better access to fresh fruit and veggies just because of a tax on sugar.Is the county starting up in the fruit shop business with the extra money?You can lead a fat ass to the fruit shop,but you can’t make them eat healthy.

    • SgtBob says:

      GeoffR, exactly. Dumbass logic says “If people stop drinking sugary stuff, they’ll buy more carrots.”

  3. Once again, the “right kind of people” volunteer to be the guinea pigs in a social experiment we should all learn from.

  4. MMinLamesa says:

    Just like in Philly, people will simply shop where there is no tax. Of course as long as they’re there, they’ll probably do the rest of their shopping. Good thinking Seattle. Don’t they have a full blown Communist on their City Council?

  5. mrgarabaldi says:

    Hey Kenny;

    Yep they voted on that crap, now they get it long and hard…..the smart ones will go out of the city like a lot of the people in Chicago did when Rahm tried the same crap. the city ain’t going to get near the windfall they think….

  6. David Adams says:

    They tried this in Chicago Cook County last year with the expectation of raising $9M monthly. The County Board took notice when they raised only $300,000 in the first month. You’d think they would have claimed victory as the people OBVIOUSLY must have stopped drinking those bad sugary soft drinks, right?? But noooooo, we all did exactly what you’d expect, we shopped outside the county. The tax finally got repealed because the business and store owners were loosing revenue as we bought everything else outside the county too. So it turned out to be a double whammy, lost soda tax revenue and lost overall grocery revenue. The elite who passed this never ran a business!

  7. mark r says:

    Maybe they just need more farmers markets for better access to fresh fruits and vegetables, oh wait….. something, something, white people…..

  8. fjord says:

    maybe this is why i keep reading about self driving cars. your car will refuse to allow you to escape to go buy soda untaxed. or get away from hoa’s.

    “No Hal. I can’t do that, Hal”.

  9. bogsidebunny says:

    The Liberal “feel-good” mantra is biting the limp-wristed hands. Karma fueled Schadenfreude makes me happy.

  10. Unclezip says:

    There’s only sticker shock if you’re stupid enough to pay it. Oh, I forgot: Seattle.

  11. al says:

    That will help the global warming! I hope they haven’t already spent that 15 million. That’s OK if they did cause they will now have a reason to raise property taxes to make up the shortfall! Now ladies and gents that is a perfect example of government at work! Now then bend over here it comes AGAIN!

  12. Don in Oregon says:

    They’ll switch to drinks with the chemical sugar substitutes – which are linked to cancer.

  13. ignore amos says:

    Between the Seattle mayor, the governor, and the state legislature, it makes me root for the little rocketman.

  14. Patrick Rhodes says:

    Word is… the Governor, and some state politicians, are considering making this a statewide law. Foolish!

  15. JeremyR says:

    Isn’t this the same shitty that refused to put salt on the streets because it would eventually end up in the bay?

  16. Andrew says:

    It was enacted by the city council. Not directly voted on by the citizenry, but by their elected officials.

    This is a serious case of when your elected officials think they know more than the citizens.

  17. Steady Steve says:

    Because this worked out so well for Philly.

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