Earl Mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, proposed a Bloomberg-style pop tax.
Bad enough? Sure.
Then, the social justice warriors sounded off, pointing to statistics saying that minorities drink more pop than honkeys.
At first, the tax was to make distributors of sugary drinks pay 2 cents per ounce with the mayor claiming it would bring in $16 million.
It won’t. But, again, not the point.
The mayor changed his tax when his staff told him that it would disproportionately affect minorities, who apparently have higher soda consumption rates than white people.
The tax has now become an “issue of equality” as far as the mayor is concerned because “upper-middle-class white people” who consume diet drinks more frequently must be taxed to fight “white privileged institutionalized racism”, according to Reason.
I’m beyond thinking the laws actually affect this sort of behavior on the part of government.