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Jan 06 2018

Greedy and Tyrannical Moonbattery Exposed by Costco

Moonbattery is not only suffocating and nauseating but also prohibitively expensive. That’s why it’s a mystery why anyone would choose to live in Seattle, whose progressive rulers just imposed the soda tax that is all the rage among nanny statists from Berkeley to Philadelphia:

Last June, the Seattle city council passed a 1.75 cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks. The tax affects sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks, juice and other non-milk based products.

As of January 1, the tax is now in force. Observe the effect of social engineering on soft drink prices:

If price labeling broke out the costs taxes and regulations add to everything we buy, people might finally revolt against moonbat rule.



  • tfhr

    A gallon of gasoline is a perfect example.

    Gasoline Diesel
    Federal 18.40 24.40
    Average of state taxes 27.85 28.62

    https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=10&t=10

    Don’t forget who pays for this at the grocery store checkout for every loaf of bread, gallon of milk, light bulb, turnip, can of beans produced and delivered.

  • 072591

    It gets better: the Seattle locations also have signs recommending people to go to the Costco outside Seattle, complete with address and phone number of them.

  • THE LIEBERAL MEDIA

    .

    Nuspeak in Australia:

    THERE ARE NO GANGS – JUST “GROUPS” CONTROLLED BY “RINGLEADERS”

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/tim-blair/there-are-no-gangs-just-groups-controlled-by-ringleaders/news-story/49aa84dacb1793eae698c1c4c3ecd91f

    Another article shows how words will have to change now as a result:

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/tim-blair/louise-needs-to-get-out-more-often/news-story/05fc6d95d10b2a7936c5e4101db76cb0

    I been workin’ on the chain group

    Groupsters

    Bloodhound Group

    Groupnam style

    Kool & the Group

    Groups of New York

    .

  • THE LIEBERAL MEDIA

    .
    Oh and if you read the comments section you will learn that Australia has been busy importing a huge dindu problem.. which has given rise to the need to disguise a gang problem as a group activity.
    .

  • Swordie

    HAHAHAHAHAHA. That’s INSANE.

  • Kevin R.

    Next the Seattle city council will demand that people snitch on their neighbors for going outside the city to buy those things.

  • ronwf

    Cook County, Ill. did this, although it was one cent, not 1.75. The public revolted and forced them to repeal it.

  • vladdy

    Those ARE case prices. But still…dumb. When did “soda” or whatever your region calls it, get replaced with the silly-sounding “sugary drinks”?

  • bobw-66554432

    In many states it is against the law to break out taxes from the price of a product in the pricing label.

    I remember it being tried on gas prices years back in New York by one or two stations and all hell and the fury of New York State came down upon them.

  • MAS

    Seattle like the Bay Area doesn’t have enough conservatives to revolt in any meaningful way over taxes or anything else their government does to them. There’s a reason it’s called dope and leftist states want it legal…

  • dds100

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

    CS LEWIS

  • Hungjumper

    And the same idiots who pushed this new tax are all in for drinking unfiltered/untreated water. As they sit on the pot shatting their brains out due to diarrhea they’ll have time to reflect, if the stomach cramps aren’t too bad.

  • Hungjumper

    The lesson is, don’t mess with the emperor’s clothes.

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  • KHarn

    Let’s GROUP up on them.

  • Mack

    Yes, but you ARE the people. Do you vote? Do you run for office? Or do you just complain?

  • Bless his heart

    Islam kills us for our own good. They love us and want us to meet Allah.

    Understand that. And some of them follow Sharia because they are just plain evil.

  • Bless his heart

    new clothes

  • Bless his heart

    The last sentence bring one to contemplaate all of the taxes included in all of the components used to produce the product all along the way, including taxes on the people woring. It adds up massively.

    Ah. To be a slave in the Roman Empire where in many places all that was demanded of you was 15% of whatt you produces, example, of your crops. Or so I recall.

  • cieran58

    Sounds like an excellent free market opportunity for retailers located on the exact outskirts of the Seattle metro area. or a private citizen could travel there , buy up cases of soda and sell six packs to his neighbors at a fair price, with a tidy profit for his trouble.

  • Username

    They will never learn

  • iworkout

    Sort of like cigarette loosies sold in NYC.

  • iworkout

    Much like Philly, where its not far to get out of the city if you can or use a car. Then you buy all your grocery’s also while your at it.

  • magic1114

    Paying $10.34 extra for a case of 16.9 oz sodas in just plain stupid. I wonder if these morons voted for this, or was it just imposed by the benevolent city fathers of Seattle? If it was #2, they needs an ass kicking. If #1, see #2…

  • Sean

    Those are the BEST kind!

  • sk6actual

    Like Muslims, they will so abhor their situation and flee to new lands … only to bring the same old crap with them to the new lands.

  • Tchhht!!!
  • Occam’s Stubble

    If price labeling broke out the costs taxes and regulations add to everything we buy, people might finally revolt against moonbat rule.

    Years ago, I got into a lengthy discussion with some folk who were kind of high up in the Fair Tax movement. I told them that if they were going to gin up support for repealing the 16th amendment, they would have to do something to make it more hated than the 18th amendment was.

    I suggested that rather than sitting around DC talking incessantly with Congressmen who have a vested interest in using the income tax code to bestow the blessings of big government on their cronies, they should be out trying to convince the big box retailers to put on every receipt an estimate of how much the consumer just paid toward the company’s taxes and regulatory compliance costs.

    They thought their plan had a better chance of success. While I still support the Fair Tax, I don’t give them anymore money nor communicate with them.

  • Occam’s Stubble

    Eric Garner was unavailable for comment.

    You don’t come between the King and his tax collector.

  • Artfuldgr

    I have said a thousand times:
    where is it constitutionally legal to use taxes as a means of controlling the people who are in control of the politicians? When did people not realize we made it ok to use taxes as a form of BEHAVIOR CONTROL, by first allowing it for cigarettes. so cigs were even WORSE than just cancer sticks, they set a new precident in law to remove them by curbing FREEDOM by converting legal tax needs to pay bills into a lottery prize for any politician who could come up with some negative behavior to control by tax means… its not tied to spending, its not tied to need, its arbitrary. and like taxes on fuel, which are also arbitrary and for behavior control (as they are higher than the profits the evil companies make), and so, when they go down they have to find a way to replace the need in money for us actually learning to avoid the whip!!!

  • Artfuldgr

    how could they NOT vote for it in some way? thats how the system works… no one forgives you for shooting yourself by stupidity, as Venezuelans

  • Artfuldgr

    Ergo Ipso Facto: history repeats but a bit worse each time as the learned bad revisit past things that worked on a naive and unlearned poplation

  • Artfuldgr

    Lenin, when his revolution failed and had to use other means, discovered, no, they just complain…

  • Artfuldgr

    except the taxes are posted on them… The rule is that you have to publish the total price including all taxes in a prominent place or have available if the patron wants to know. Many have a sticker by the handle that says how much tax per gallon…

    Such laws would be challenged in court as violating freedom of speech and have been. they dont fly… as the party harmed by the states taxes, which by law are public anyway, is not the state, and so, the state seeking to silence them to bear the brunt of the item doesnt fly well.

    example florida:
    It
    is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to display, or allow
    to be displayed on his or her premises, any sign, placard, or other
    advertisement relating to the retail price of gasoline…

    sounds like what your saying, right?

    except the REST of the law says:
    …..unless
    numerals thereon indicating fractions or portions of a whole number are
    at least half the size of the largest whole number on such sign, and no
    such price of gasoline shall be advertised without the tax included. No
    such person, firm, or corporation shall be required to post prices
    pursuant to this section.

    note i looked up ny law and it says nothing not even what the florida law says about displaying… i could find no such law, nor any such being fought in court…

    could you give us a link to its fight..

  • Spiny Norman

    where is it constitutionally legal to use taxes as a means of controlling the people

    FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights” that was never passed by Congress, or approved by the states, but adopted anyway. Emanations and Penumbras in the Commerce Clause, you see?

  • Sherry L Spofford

    Ha wall street makes more off the American ppl than anyone!

  • nadasil

    People voted these “Progressive” retards in and now complain about the taxes imposed on them????? Suck it up, buttercups!

  • Otis Donkey

    Servant has become master.

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  • Occam’s Stubble

    Remember, in their world, only the rich pay taxes.

  • Occam’s Stubble

    Technically, the City of Seattle is not subject to many of the restrictions found in the US constitution.

  • Larry Geiger

    Dry county. Bodega right across the county line on the main drag out of town. Soda tax county. Soda shop right across the county line on the main drag out of town. Some things never change.

  • Next thing you know, cities are going to require that the tax not be shown separately on any display for sale of items subject to this confiscatory, Progressive, stealing rate.

  • “Our Group.” Spanky and Alfalfa unavailable for comment.

  • Alisa

    Just wait until they add on the state (6.5%) & city (2.7%) sales taxes to that pop tax. They’ll really be paying through the nose.

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