Seattle the Latest to Propose Terrible Soda Taxes

“The mayor says he decided to include diet drinks to make the tax more fair, because numbers show more wealthy white people drink diet soda, while minorities drink regular soda,” reported MyNorthwest.

So it’s clearly about money, not health issues.

  • Frances

    “So it’s clearly about money, not health issues.” I’ve heard that diet pop is actually more deleterious to one’s health. Sure there’s no sugar in whatever form, but the artificial sweeteners apparently do more harm to the metabolism than sugar.

  • Clausewitz

    As a life long diabetic, one of the few liquid pleasures I have are cool diet pops on a hot summer day. “Help, Help, I’m being repressed”.