The city of Seattle had a new soda tax kick in on January 1st, and it’s quite a doozy:

City officials are trying to dispel reports like the one above indicating the tax will actually increase the price of certain drinks. Why? Because they don’t intend for that to be the case:

Wait, are they serious?

ProgEnomics strike again!

That last tweet probably could have ended at “think.”

Update: Nah, the tax won’t be passed along to the customer at all! *Eye roll*: