LUNATIC ALERT: Seattle Mayor’s Novel Way to Fight White Privilege
Leftists are known for their
stupid “innovative” way of addressing the problems they create.
So there was no surprise when the mayor of Seattle chose this method to fight “white privilege.”
Ed Murray may be remembered as Seattle’s worst mayor. Currently, allegations are that he sexually abused young men. But that’s not what drew Rush Limbaugh’s attention.
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But, you know, this is just the tip of the iceberg. This guy… You want to talk about a kook? This guy is a full-fledged, unadulterated, undiluted, raw kook. I hold here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers a story from Reason magazine: “Seattle Mayor Proposes Soda Tax to Fight White Privilege.” A soda tax — like Coke, Pepsi, whatever — to fight white privilege.
“Determined to silence local critics who have suggested he isn’t America’s most progressive mayor, Seattle’s Ed Murray has packed so much conflicted social justice into a simple soda tax no one in [Seattle] is quite sure what to make of it. After it was suggested to him his proposed two-cents-an-ounce tax on soda sweetened with sugar…” Let me go at this a different way. This guy suggested, proposed a two-cents-an-ounce tax on soda sweetened with sugar.
Here’s where the story gets even more ridiculous.
Some of his advisers said to Mayor Murray, that’s unfair. This tax burden “would be borne disproportionately by the poor and people of color.” Because, you see, it is the poor and people of color who buy soft drinks sweetened with sugar. So the mayor, Ed Murray, lowered the tax and then applied it to all sweetened drinks, including diet soda. The theory is that diet drinks “were more likely to be consumed by ‘upper middle class white people.’”
So the issue “had become for him ‘an issue of equity,’ a way to tackle ‘white privileged institutionalized racism.’” So in Seattle, it is presumed that if you buy Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, Diet Sprite, Coke Zero, Pepsi Light, whatever it is, you are part of an institutionalized white privileged racism. You are a white-privileged racist, if you drink diet soda, because the Trayvon Martins and Michael Browns of the world drink regularly sweetened soft drinks.
And it would be unfair to have a tax on drinks sweetened only by sugar because of who predominantly buys them, supposedly. Now, Mayor Murray “had originally proposed the soda tax during his state of the city address in February. He said he hoped to raise $16 million in its first year to fund everything from an additional year of early public education to subsidies for food stamp recipients to shop at farmers’ markets.”
Is this guy for real?
Diet Coke makes you a privileged white racist? And if so, a soda tax evens the score?
Let’s say we buy that, exactly how will the money be used to right the wrongs of people being born with less melanin?
The mayor promises to spend money on education. Because we haven’t spent enough NOT educating black children?
What doesn’t fund education?
The lotto in practically every state supposedly funds education. That money rarely goes to where it was promised. Further, what does go to education is wasted on the dumbest generation ever.
Property taxes will fund education.
America spends more money on education than almost every country in the world, per student, and we continue to spiral downward in results.
What other novel ideas will the Left think to counter “white privilege?”
Do we tax an extra ten cents on name-brand potato chips?
Leftists propose lame-brain ideas constantly, while ignoring the real problems. There is no such thing as white privilege.
If you are black and believe that, then you possess an inferiority complex. If you are white and you believe that, you possess a superiority complex.