The Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, wants to heavily tax sugared sodas, using the standard excuse that sugar leads to obesity, which leads to increased healthcare costs for the city.
A spokesman said the tax would only affect large stores, not "mom and pop" stores. To which I ask: why? If the mayor really believes in his tax, why be hypocritical and only charge the tax at bigger stores? (Because he believes he can soak evil "big corporations," I'm sure...)
The spokesman also assured "The mayor has no intention of imposing a fee on pizza."
Uh-huh. Believe me, folks, that's coming. If you're going to tax sugary sodas, what's to stop the taxation of doughnuts, candy bars, pizza, french fries, or anything else that's considered "unhealthy"? It's a slippery slope, and we're already well on the way down the hill.
Before it's all over, we may need a new version of the Boston Tea Party to end the ever-increasing desire of politicians and bureaucrats to control every aspect of our lives.