Here in New York City there’s a war going on outside no man is safe from. No not that war or those wars, The Soda Tax Wars.
Our mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is calling for a penny-per-ounce tax on soda to deal with budget cuts for health care and education.
Of course this is all under the guise of this new measure being for your own good, after all you and your kids are fat remember? Who can forget this charming anti soda ad?
The fact is the city is looking for money and health issues are a smokescreen for that. I’ve seen ads on TV with a Latino store owner talking about how this tax will hurt his Black, Latino and lower income customers in the Bronx. Check it out below. Continue reading