September 02, 2003
brother, can you spare a dime?

Seattle is proposing a 10¢ tax on all espresso drinks to pay for day care and pre-kindergarten programs for low-income children. They say consumers who already pay at least $2.50 for a caffè latte or a mochaccino are not likely to mind paying an extra dime, particularly for a good cause. If that's the case, I think NYC should slap an extra C-note on every pair of Monolo Blahniks sold on Madison Avenue.

Posted by elia at September 02, 2003 09:47 AM

no taxation without representation. no tea or coffee tax. why dont they just tax the upper 2% richest people in america who pay the least amount of taxes for this thing. that would be most righteous instead of picking on the lil guys who have caffeine addiction.

Posted by: cary on September 2, 2003 12:25 PM

There's some joke to make about trickle-down, here. Too bad there's no copywriters on Saturation.

Posted by: Kevin Slavin on September 2, 2003 12:45 PM

I think the joke has something to do with the caffiene tax making trickle-down FASTER.

Posted by: Kio on September 2, 2003 02:16 PM

I'm really steamed about this cappuccino tax!

Posted by: dbrown on September 2, 2003 02:21 PM

foaming at the mouth.

Posted by: dbrown on September 2, 2003 02:24 PM

no child left with grinds.

Posted by: elia on September 2, 2003 03:32 PM

thanks a latte!

Posted by: cary on September 2, 2003 04:36 PM
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