Seattle’s New Sugary Drink Tax Nearly Doubles The Price Of Products

Seattle has enacted a new tax on sugary drinks and you won’t believe how much it raises prices. It almost doubles the cost of products that fall in the right category.

The Blaze reports:

Costco price labels perfectly expose the absurdity of Seattle’s new sugary drink tax

To ring in the new year, Seattle implemented a new tax on its residents: the dreaded sugary drink tax. Now, we know just how much the tax will hurt consumers.

How bad is it?

Pricing labels at a Seattle Costco have garnered much attention because they show just how much soda and other sugary drinks now cost Seattle residents. A CBS News manager tweeted pictures showing the price increase of two drinks.

In the first case, the price of a case of Dr. Pepper (36 cans) nearly doubled. According to the picture, Costco sells the soda for $9.99. But with an added tax of $7.56, the soda now costs customers $17.55. In the second case, Costco sells a case of Gatorade for $15.99. But the tax adds $10.34 to the price, which brings the total cost to $26.33.

Who does this hurt the most? Working families. Why punish people in this way?

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