If you've ever needed a reason to avoid Santa Fe, New Mexico, you now have a pretty good one.
Thanks to the genius of Mayor Javier Gonzales and the dwarves on the city council, they want to pass a sugar tax that would not only raise the cost of soda drinks you order at a restaurant or fast food drive-up but would, according to a newspaper ad now running from the organization "Better Way For Santa Fe & Pre-K", raise a gallon of juice drink from $1.59 to $4.06; a 12-pack of soda would be upped from $4.49 to $7.37; and a canister of lemonade mix would rise astoundingly from $6.98 to $28.74.
Purported to be an outgrowth of their 'concern' for public health and to fund more useless programs for the 'children', it's really just another behind-the-back tax to further feed the ever-expanding hog of government they've created in that ultra-liberal city. Of course, the picture of Santa Fe liberals going to the polls to further screw themselves is a laughable sight indeed, but for those who just want to quench their thirst and sweet tooth without the demands of money-gut politicians it will make a trip outside the City Indifferent to buy soft drinks a necessity.
There will be a special election vote this May 2 but, whether it is defeated or not, government-government-government is all these liberal Communistic political weasels ever have on their mind.
ADDENDUM: On May 2, 2017, the measure was defeated: 11,533 against the tax and 8,382 in favor of it. Which all goes to show that you can lead a Horse to water but you can't make it shoot itself in the foot.
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