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  •  Hey, I remember that (1+ / 0-)
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    I've always lived in California, so I remember the snack tax. I went googling about it and found a ballot post-mortem in the LA Times which described the whole rise and fall of the snack tax.

    And I also found the text of then Proposition 163, which is how the tax was overturned. I was blown away, because it not only ended the snack tax, it also amended the friggin' California Constitution to forbid ever having a snack tax again. The constitutional amendment even forbids counties and municipalities from taxing 'candy, bottled water, and snack foods.' Crazy.

    "Societies strain harder and harder to sustain the decadent opulence of the ruling class, even as it destroys the foundations of productivity and wealth." — Chris Hedges

    by Crider on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 01:20:58 PM PDT

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    •  I guess that the Lobby is in the candy (1+ / 0-)
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      when the candy should be in the
      lobby- during the movie!

      The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution. Paul Cezanne

      by MeToo on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 02:13:36 PM PDT

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