Who's your nanny?
Portland is following SF and Seattle in a race to see who can be more progressive. California leads the way, but the Number 2 spot is up for grabs as Seattle and Portland duke it out with stupid, nanny state laws and other oppressive ideas.
The state should not be punishing people for what they eat or drink. Education about healthy alternatives is always better than coercion.
I foresee taxes on sugar (making jam and apple pie will be more expensive), cookies and cake (what about cake mixes, and gluten-free desserts?), candy, cereal, all products with high fructose corn syrup - and to be fair, alternative sweeteners like honey, stevia, etc. It's a bitter world out there.
Where do these ideas come from? Read the article - these are national campaigns (thank Michael Bloomberg) designed to snuff out whatever activity some group deems necessary - for our own good of course. Because they know better how we should live. Progressive strongholds now, and then ?
Portland Tribune, June 22, 2017. By Nick Budnick
Tax on sweet drinks headed for ballot
Money could benefit health but could hurt businesses, but battle lines drawn over controversial proposal