News, February 1: “Picking a Fight with Big Soda”
What complete BS from the Coke employees, whining around about how they might lose their jobs. This tax is inevitable; it is to pay for kids going to pre-K. It is not a sin tax, and not meant to prevent nor to penalize obesity. I remember the same objections about losing jobs were heard in the New Mexico legislature 10 years ago about banning aspartame, the artificial sweetener. ... [Aspartame lobbyists] will be replaced in this coming battle with the mayor by many earnest-acting Coke employees. Santa Fe’s City Council, and then the voters in the special election, must see right through them.
Coke is monstrously profitable. ... Our children need pre-K, and there will not be any drop in sales for Coca-Cola, no matter what whimpering lies their lobbyists tell you.
More Harm than Good
This tax is ridiculous! Coca-Cola in Santa Fe isn’t owned by “Big Soda,” it’s a family-run company. It’ll end up hurting our already pricey economy. ... I think the mayor can do better, this tax will end up causing more harm than good.
I’m really beginning to hate living in this leftist town. I like government that is non-intrusive, and that’s not Fanta Se land.
The sugar tax is a win/win for kids. If people buy these drinks, kids win with decent early education. If people avoid these drinks, their kids win by escaping obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
Cover, February 1: “How to Have Drama-Free Group Sex”
Not that the Reporter cares about this one person’s opinion, but I am unfollowing the Reporter right this second. “Don’t feel ashamed if you’re not ready for group sex”? This is a weird type of backwards brainwashing and I can’t believe this is considered newsworthy journalism.
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