PORTLAND -- Backers of an initiative to tax pop and others sweetened drinks in Multnomah County say it will put people to work and give kids opportunities to exercise.
The initiative calls for a one cent per fluid ounce tax on most sweetened drinks including pop.
Another example of progresives cleverly inventing new ways to tax the snot out of everyone living and dead.
Expect this tax to come to your local town in the near future. Bad ideas like this have a way of spreading, like lice.