Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Berkeley Passes Soda Tax

The freedom-hating control freaks of Berkeley, California, yesterday, overwhelmingly approved the first U.S. ballot measure to tax sugary soft drinks.

Berkeley's new law will impose a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Former New York Mayor and freedom-hater Michael Bloomberg donated $647,000 to Berkeley's tax campaign.

Bloomberg is ready to assist with future efforts in other municipalities but will decide whether to get involved based on the strength of each campaign and the chances of the measure passing, said Bloomberg aide Howard Wolfson, reports Yahoo news.

American Beverage Association spokesman Christopher Gindlesperger said Berkeley's effort was a case of "venue-shopping" by soda-tax advocates who have little support elsewhere in the nation.

In other words, Bloomberg knows where the nutjobs are.

What next? Perhaps a cue from that other freedom-hater, Adolph Hitler, who was regularly given injections of a protein serum made from the testicles of bulls.

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