Grab your popcorn, get comfortable and enjoy today’s installment of Left Coast Insanity!
Today’s featured guest is Seattle, a city so far left that bathing is viewed as patriarchal oppression.
Zero Hedge has our story, and I swear The Almighty, this is actually real!
Back in February, Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray called for a 2 cent per ounce tax on sugary soft drinks in order to “improve Seattle’s educational opportunities for students of color.” Per Lynx Media, the tax was expected to raise some $16 million per year.
Of course, when someone on his staff pointed out that a tax on sugary drinks would disproportionately impact the minorities that he was apparently trying to help, Murray knew that something drastic had to happen. So that’s when he decided to launch a new attack against the most recognizable symbol of “white privileged institutionalized racism” on the planet: DIET SODA!
As the Seattle Times points out that this whole stupid idea came from a suggestion from another leftist mush brain and based on no empirical evidence whatsoever because SCIENCE!
The changes were recommendations that emerged when staff from the mayor’s office and the office of Councilmember Tim Burgess studied disparate impacts the tax could have on people with low incomes and on people of color, according to Murray.
That work involved conversations with community advocates, public-health professionals and business owners, according to the mayor. After Murray’s initial announcement, some suggested the exclusion of beverages with artificial sweeteners would be unfair because affluent white people tend to consume more diet drinks.
If this were an isolated and limited case, you might be able to write it off as a a weird, random rabbit hole that that city wandered down, but no, this is pretty much par for the course for this bunch.
Seattle is one of the most liberal cities in America so it will come as no surprise that it is also one of the whitest places in America and has one of the worst wealth gaps.
It’s funny how bad liberals are at addressing or even experiencing the problems that are their religious-like preoccupation. Apparently the view from a First Hill condo looks a lot like the view from Mount Olympus.