The head honchos at the University of Washington need to be careful. If they don’t watch their step, they may find that their institution for higher learning is on thin ice with the liberal crowd. That’s a dangerous state for a modern college. Without the liberal crowd, who’s going to steal money to pay for all of the frivolities and extravagances?
Why might the University of Washington be on thin ice? Well, they’ve recently been making the mistake of conducting honest, objective research. Last year, they empirically demonstrated that Seattle’s $15 minimum wage has had a negative impact on the lowest income earners in the city. The liberals hated that so much that they faked a counter study just to fight the narrative.
Now, a new study from UW broaches a new topic, and the liberals are going to hate these findings as well. In the past year, Seattle imposed a special tax on sugary drinks. The idea is that it would incentivize citizens to drink fewer sugary drinks and simultaneously fund a few new progressive initiatives. When they lobbied for the tax, Seattle politicians promised that the tax burden would fall on merchants and businesses rather than the people.
The UW study debunks that notion. They showed that consumers are paying the full brunt of the new tax. Furthermore, they aren’t drinking less soda. This video will break down the study and show why it’s another strike against the liberal camp.