A lot of people claim eating healthy is too expensive. Well, rest easy, because eating crap just got a whole lot more expensive. Seattle has put its paws all over soda drinkers’ purses (or man satchels). In the mood for a Coke? It’s going to cost you big time, you sugary deviant.
Customers are feeling the pinch of Seattle’s new Sweetened Beverage Tax. At Costco, a $15.99 case of Gatorade now costs an additional $10.34 due to the tax.
The new tax went into affect on January 1, 2018 and tacks on 1.75 cents per ounce. It affects soda, sports drinks, kombucha, and other sugary beverages that don’t list milk as their first ingredient.
Overkill much? Costco seems to think so.
A sign alerts Costco customers to the price change and also lets them know that they can go to the company’s Tukwila or Shoreline stores to buy the product without the added charge.
— MAGA Loud & Proud (@sness5561_ness) January 7, 2018
None shall escape the sin tax. The pop will oppress Seattle with its vile sweetness no longer! The children will finally be safe!
Good on Costco for looking out for their pre-diabetic customers. If people want to slam the juice, they should be free to do so without taxes looming overhead.
It’s none of the government’s scaly-handed business if people guzzle sugar water for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus this won’t even produce the result Seattle was hoping for (see Philadelphia Mayor Passes Soda Tax. Complains When Prices Go Up…). Most people would rather be hooked onto a Mountain Dew IV than let the government take more of their money.
In fact, most soda addicts will just find a new tax-free place outside the city to from which to score their drink. Causing people to drive further for their grocery trips. Using up more oil and pooting out more smog into the environment. Enjoy, Seattleites. You played yourselves.
Seattle saw a “problem” with soda. Their solution? MOAR TAXES! Progressives seem to think taxes are the answer to every issue. Not so, bitches.