An Espresso Tax?

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In an attempt to raise money for day-care and preschool programs, Seattle has proposed taxing espresso drinks. The tax would amount to a dime a cup, and most likely wouldn't affect sales of speciality coffee drinks. However, the somewhat strange fund-raising proposition does open one's imagination to alternative strategies for funding the nation's battered state and city budgets.

Last updated: Aug 26, 2003




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