Coke and Pepsi are laughing at you

According to recent polls, I-1107, which would repeal a temporary two-cent per can tax on soda pop, is likely to pass after the soft drink industry spent a record $17 million promoting the initiative. Which I’m sure means the soft drink industry is laughing at how stupid and gullible Washington voters are. Laughing all the way to the bank.

Comments

  1. 1

    spews:

    Our family voted a strong NO to industry exploitation of the initiative process.

    There’s still time. Fill out your ballot and send it in.

    The Publicola.net picks are a decent guide. Not much if anything I can see that I disagree with there:

    http://www.publicola.net/2010/.....-election/

    King Country is on track to sending in 750,000 ballots out of 1.1 million registered voters. Make it 100 percent! It’s your civic duty to make your voice heard.

  2. 3

    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    Those f*ckers. I’ve given up soda pop and bottled water. Now I’ll have to give up wine, beer, and (noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!) hard liquor, too.

    Give me good old safe socialist tap water with an occassional milk (another socialist industry)chaser.

    Make that a double.

  3. 4

    Blue John spews:

    We make Koolaid where we can control how much sugar is in there. And soft drinks are bad for your teeth.

  4. 5

    TJ spews:

    That’s what happens when Olympia does things the taxpayers don’t like.

    And little Davey “tenderhands” Goldstein talking about “how stupid and gullible Washington voters are” is hilariously rich coming from a whiny chronically unemployed divorced loser that supported such unqualified douche-bags like the almighty Darcy “b’deep, b’deep, that’s all folks!” Burner. It will be fun however to see him shriek and yell when I-1100, I-1105, I-1053, & I-1107 pass, and his little pet I-1098 is defeated, not too mention all the Democrats that will be looking for a job when they are replaced in Congress. Oh, how much fun it will be!

  5. 6

    spews:

    Well if those industry bought and paid for initiatives pass I’ll make lemonade laughing at gloating right wing corporate stooges and other wretches.

    I’ve done my part. It’s now up to people who haven’t participated yet to do theirs.

    VOTE!

  6. 7

    CC "Bud" Baxter spews:

    Just finished watching the great documentary about the financial meltdown called “Inside Job.” Don’t miss it. We do not live in a democracy anymore. It is all about corporations. And these corporations are soulless bloodsuckers with less moral integrity than Ted Bundy. Since Ronald Reagan, we have been royally screwed by corporations. And, unbelievably, the Tea Party voters are so stupid that they just buttered their butt and stuck it out the car window, more or less begging for more of the same.

  7. 8

    Puddybud identifying useless Moonbat!s since 2005 and identifying rujax as an arschloch! spews:

    Oh my more horseshit from the Daily Kooks delivered by the dirt stain kook himself. If you have a brain you’ll vote the opposite of the dirt stain!

    BTW Puddy likes Dr. Pepper! Yum Yum!

  8. 12

    why do liberals hate free speech? spews:

    yep YLBasement…plenty of people are voting this year – and the democrats are going to get their asses pounded….

    I suppose we better get used to at least 2 years of crying and bitching by the left nutz.

  9. 13

    Michael spews:

    Or maybe we voted for I-1107 because, while the soda and candy tax made sense for a short term fix, the tax didn’t do anything to fix our broken and dysfunctional tax code in Washington State. It’s time for our state legislators to grow some backbones and balls and fix the tax system in Washington State.

  10. 16

    Medicaid-Motorchair Conservative spews:

    re 14: If Liberals hated free speech, you would not be posting on a liberal blog.

    The question really is: How much vaseline do you use on your anus when the Republicorp. comes for you?

  11. 18

    Michael spews:

    @16

    I thought the difference between Democrats and Republicans was that Democrats lubed you up before they fucked you and Republicans just dry fucked you?

  12. 19

    proud leftist spews:

    Bud @ 7
    Remarkable, isn’t it? People vote against their own self-interest; passionately vote against their own self-interest. I don’t get it.

  13. 20

    proud leftist spews:

    16
    HNMT (14) simply offers whatever orifice his puppeteers ask of him. Lubrication is of no consequence. Jump, monkey, jump!

  14. 21

    Deathfrogg spews:

    That woman in the commercials campaigning for Initiative 1107, I went to school with her from 4th grade to 9th.

    Yeah, Mary, I’m lookin at YOU.

    She always was a little snotty bitch. Quick to snitch on us longhairs for swearing or quick to accuse someone of something like copying papers or claiming offense at everything. A true whiner.

    She’s making sure that her overpriced little “organic” candy bar gets that $.17 tax taken off of it. At over $4 a piece, seventeen cents doesn’t really make that much of a difference in the price.

  15. 22

    spews:

    I suppose we better get used to at least 2 years of..

    A jerkoff creepy chickenshit hater coming to a liberal comment board to order people to just shut up.. just shut up..

  16. 23

    Jesse spews:

    Stupid and gullible? Um, no. I voted yes on 1107 for the same reason I voted yes on 1098: our state has one of the most regressive tax systems in the nation. We’re too reliant on retail taxes already. We shouldn’t be adding more taxes that fall mainly on the backs of lower income earners.

  17. 24

    correctnotright spews:

    @23: Jesse
    Sorry – you just had a very misinformed vote. We should tax soft drinks and candy bars – they will cost us money in the long run. I f people want to destroy their health and then have the state pay for it – then they should pay more in taxes.

    Anyone who votes the way the coporate shills tell them to vot is a fool.

    Oh, and did you vote for 1098? The rich people are pouring the money into that one to prevent an progressive income tax.