Well, I guess we know it’s constitutional.
Back in the good ol’ days, the federal government taxed things like whiskey. It was one of the earliest taxes levied and sparked major resistance in “The Whiskey Rebellion”.
The “Cola Rebellion” doesn’t have the same ring. Are we gonna have to put up with the paper tax labels like we do on booze bottles and cigarettes?
Oh, and regarding the $3.49 juice versus the 79 cent soda, the example is pitting a higher than average juice price versus a rock bottom (for large bottles) soda price. They do the same thing with water, where they compare the cost of tap water or gasoline to Evian, rather than a milk jug sized jug of spring water from the supermarket.
In reality the 2 liter soda will be more like $1.39 in the supermarket, and inexpensive juices (e.g. Juicy Juice) can be had for a lot less than $3.49. What’s more, if your problem is obesity or blood sugar, too much juice is as bad as too much soda.
She's probably just trying to raise revenue to fund her national diapercare scheme.
The GOP is sort of in control in the House. Can't the GOP at least adopt a House rule to require the wicked witch of New Haven to wear a burka whenever she appears in public? Or at least a bag over her head?