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  1. #1 Seattle Shakedown as Consumers GOUGED by Excessive New Beverage Tax 
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    The empire of grungy stoners and socialist ideologues that is Seattle has socked it to residents with a costly new tax on sugary drinks that already has citizens furious only days after the regressive tax went into effect.

    Sticker shock over Seattle's new sugary drink tax https://t.co/RdQoQIo2qv

    — KIRO 7 (@KIRO7Seattle) January 6, 2018

    Via Seattle television station KIRO-7 “Sticker shock over Seattle’s new sugary drink tax”:

    People are feeling sticker shock over Seattle’s sugary drink tax.

    You might’ve seen a picture circulating on social media that shows a more than $10 tax on a $15.99 case of Gatorade at Costco. On Friday, shoppers were taking their own pictures, stunned by the new prices.
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    Gatorade is taxed? I thought that was for replacing fluids and electrolytes after intense exercise. It tastes terribly, it has to be healthy.

    The worst Detroit tax is a tax on take out food and haircuts. I get the latter in Sterling Hts., so I'm good on that. It's not that big of a tax, it's less than 10%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    The worst Detroit tax is a tax on take out food and haircuts.
    I am all for taxing the foliated!
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    Noonwitch writes,

    "Gatorade is taxed? I thought that was for replacing fluids and electrolytes after intense exercise. It tastes terribly, it has to be healthy."

    Actually Gatorade is junk because it is loaded with sugar, which INCREASES the need for more fluid to help flush it out of the body. There are far better electrolytic fluids out there.

    Water is far better with some fruit drink thrown in.
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    It's not a tax!! It is a "sweetened beverage recovery fee"
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Gatorade is taxed? I thought that was for replacing fluids and electrolytes after intense exercise. It tastes terribly, it has to be healthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunsettommy View Post
    Noonwitch writes,
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    Actually Gatorade is junk because it is loaded with sugar, which INCREASES the need for more fluid to help flush it out of the body. There are far better electrolytic fluids out there.

    Water is far better with some fruit drink thrown in.
    I think you're speaking to two different contexts. For GP thirst or a hot day, Gatorade is slightly better than Coke or Sprite. For a half or full Marathon where you've burned of thousands of calories, that sugar replenishes some of what has been burned off. There are lots of electrolyte drunks on the market, and they usually have some form of carbohydrate (as do gels such as GU). BTW. It is common for aid stations at trail 10Ks, halfs, fulls, and ultras to have Coke, Sprite and ginger ale - I've been on both sides of aid station tables many times.
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