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Progressives: Sugar Is Bad, Heroin Is a Personal Lifestyle Choice That We Don’t Want to Judge

Posted by V the K at 8:44 am - January 10, 2018.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

In its purest form, social progressivism means using public funding to provide Viagra to people with AIDS so they don’t have badfeels about not being able to have sex. Seattle, the booby hatch on Puget Sound, is planning on spending two million dollars to help heroin users shoot up (They are calling their tax-funded shooting gallery, in a beautiful exercise of Orwellian Bureaucratese a “‘Community Health Engagement Location.”) while simultaneously charging a “sugar tax” on beverages. Because progressive compassion means facilitating heroin addiction (“it would be MEAN to stigmatize drug addicts 😢😂😭😪😥😰😩”) but punishing those filthy low-lifes who want to drink a Coke or a Gatorade. (“People who drink Soda probably voted for DRUMPF! 😡😡😡😡😡😡”)

Maybe it’s because heroin makes you skinny, but sugar makes you fat. That sounds pretty similar to the way a progressive would think.

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13 Comments

  1. Way off topic but good: http://thefederalist.com/2018/01/09/coming-republican-democrat-family-went-worse-coming-gay/

    Comment by runningrn — January 10, 2018 @ 9:56 am - January 10, 2018

  2. The City Of Seattle’s latest social engineering implementation is rather interesting. The reason Costco is labeling their shelf tags with “Sweetened Beverage Recovery Fee” is because the city council thought they were being clever in assessing it on the distributor level with the promotion that retailers can choose to pass it on—or not. But warehouse retailers like Costco & Sam’s Club operate on very low profit margins, so there is no economically viable way they can absorb the cost. And really, no seller who wants to remain in business can absorb a hidden tax without passing it on to the consumer, particularly one that almost doubles the cost of the product. But a local governmental body with the only openly socialist member in the US can’t be expected to understand basic retail economics. Costco is also being clever, since their shelf signage also includes nearby warehouse locations which are not within the Seattle city limits and therefore exempt from the tax.

    Cook County IL also tried something similar last year, assessing a per-ounce tax on the retail level for any sweetened beverage—whether with sugar or not so that even ‘diet’ beverages were subject to the tax. The president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners championed it and without a hint of shame, openly stated that it was being done to close a county budget deficit. The retailers association and others sued to prevent the enforcement, resulting in several stays by district court, but it eventually took effect. However, the public outcry was so great they were forced to repeal the tax less than six months after enforcement. Thus showing that even the governmental district which surrounds and includes Chiraq can be forced to walk back progressive mandates.

    Comment by RSG — January 10, 2018 @ 10:13 am - January 10, 2018

  3. The extensive cross section that I knew in Seattle all approved of legislating Behavior. It is Pompeii! And I will return someday to dance on the top soil that covers their pathetic remains.

    Comment by Hanover — January 10, 2018 @ 10:29 am - January 10, 2018

  4. The liberal Democratic Party-governed City of Philadelphia passed a “sugar tax” levy to fund “free pre-school for the poor folk”, and surprise, surprise it isn’t bring in the projected revenues. Beverage sales at the local Philly bodegas and convenience stores are off 50%. Meanwhile beverage sales at the suburban supermarkets is up 35%.

    Cause. Effect.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — January 10, 2018 @ 12:21 pm - January 10, 2018

  5. I love the use of emotioticons. While I tried to reply there were two hijack attempts.Is there something going on with WordPress?

    Comment by Matthew the Oilman — January 10, 2018 @ 1:37 pm - January 10, 2018

  6. @4

    and surprise, surprise it isn’t bring in the projected revenues. Beverage sales at the local Philly bodegas and convenience stores are off 50%. Meanwhile beverage sales at the suburban supermarkets is up 35%

    Laws of basic economics are irrelevant, on the left.

    You might as well venture to give a crash course in undergraduate physics to a chicken staring at the shiny blade of a 3 lbs butcher knife.

    Comment by Cyril — January 10, 2018 @ 2:12 pm - January 10, 2018

  7. the left only encourages behavior that will destroy a society not make it better. liberals think promoting that destructive behavior is compassion. look at what 60 years of leftists ideas have done to the inner-cities of America, yet not one liberals sees the destructive behavior they promote as having anything to do with the conditions that exist there. oh its racism. well hell if racism that the left promotes was that destructive the entire white population of the united states would be in poverty.

    Comment by salg — January 10, 2018 @ 3:37 pm - January 10, 2018

  8. @5: I noticed hijack attempts too viewing gaypatriot on my smartphone. I noticed disabling Javascript stopped the hijack attempts in their tracks.

    Comment by Larry — January 10, 2018 @ 5:03 pm - January 10, 2018

  9. @5 and/or @8

    Consider using the Brave browser:

    It works nicely enough with the GP without having to disable JavaScript or anything else — even on my stupid Motorala Droid Maxx 2 dumbphone running Android 6.0.1.

    Give it a shot.

    ‘hope it helps.

    Comment by Cyril — January 10, 2018 @ 7:33 pm - January 10, 2018

  10. Brendan Eich’s Brave browser:

    https://www.brave.com/

    Comment by Cyril — January 10, 2018 @ 7:34 pm - January 10, 2018

  11. * Motorola Droid Maxx 2

    Comment by Cyril — January 10, 2018 @ 7:37 pm - January 10, 2018

  12. Thanks for the tips.

    Comment by Matthew the Oilman — January 10, 2018 @ 7:59 pm - January 10, 2018

  13. I love what Costco did here with loudly informing the public who is getting what money with their purchase. Gasoline Stations need to adopt this practice as well so people can see who the real greedy people are in the energy business. Answer not Exxon.

    Comment by Mike Dysart — January 11, 2018 @ 7:08 am - January 11, 2018

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