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$25 For a Pack of Gatorade! Nanny State Imposes Enormous Tax on Sugary Drinks

• Free Thought Project

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Seattle, WA – In an effort to create a $15 million dollar revenue stream to help people "have better access to fresh fruits and vegetables," according to KIRO 7, the city of Seattle has begun imposing a 1.75 cent per ounce tax on all sugary beverages.

Revealing the extreme absurdity of the new tax, a Gatorade Frost Variety Pack at Costco, previously priced at $15.99, will now be taxed $10.34—leaving many consumers with sticker shock at the $26.33 price tag.

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