It is only fitting that in a city where a statue of communist dictator Vladimir I. Lenin stands on American soil that the actions of radical leftist city council members are geared to the redistribution of wealth.

WTF: There Is a Statue of Communist Dictator Vladimir Lenin in Seattle

— (@DowntrendCom) August 16, 2017

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

— 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.