This measure would prohibit local government entities from imposing any new tax, fee, or other assessment on grocery items. It would not prevent the state from imposing taxes on groceries.

This initiative is intended as a response to the Seattle tax on soda pop, because Seattle elites want to discourage us from drinking too much sugary beverage, as if it’s any of their business. They believe it is their business, because if the government is providing health care, then they have a vested interest in keeping us as healthy as oxen. Which gets us into a whole different discussion about losing our freedom when the nanny state is taking care of us like helicopter parents.

Vote YES on I-1634 to stop this pernicious Seattle soda tax mentality from spreading.

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