The tax was sold as a way to reduce obesity. But now that folks are
bitching complaining about their increased soda cost to their local Councilpersonages demanding a repeal of the tax, there is a concerted push to convince folks that the hotfoot they are getting is, after all, in their best interest….all “paid for by none other than Michael Bloomberg”. Which I find odd, ’cause he isn’t (AFAICT) a part of the Chicago Political Machine….and he is spending HUGE money buying ad time on radio, TV Newspapers, billboards, etc.
What is he getting out of it. Where is his
payoff payback? He’s investing tens of millions, and I doubt that is is just because he really thinks that the tax will really prevent heart disease, kidney disease, obesity, diabetes and halitosis.
Is this just Social Engineering? I mean, the Cook County politicians never met a tax they didn’t like, and they need the money so they can
keep lining the pockets of their friends and relatives the City from going broke…..Without it, they will have to lay off something like 1 in 5 useless workers…All of whom vote.
But how/where does Michael Bloomberg come to this party?