FW: Will San Franciscans Swallow a Soda Tax?

Hi All,

For those not on the Commonwealth Club list: LPSF's own Starchild will participate in this discussion, taking the NO side on Proposition E on the November 4 ballot. On the YES side is San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener. Also on the panel is Dr. Robert Lustig, who has been a major force behind other soda tax proposals. The moderator is Lisa Aliferis, health editor at KQED. The Commonwealth Club, at 595 Market Street, is easily accessible by MUNI or BART. Admission to this event is FREE.

There will be questions from the audience. So we need some Libertarians/libertarians to show up and address some individual responsibility questions.

Marcy

Thanks, Marcy.

Is it Wiener and Lustig against Starchild?

If so, does this indicate they could not find an additional person along with Starchild to speak against the tax?

Warm regards, Michael

Hi Michael,

Their email says that additional panelists to be announced. Hopefully, they are indeed looking for somebody willing to publicly stand against this measure. But if they don't, they don't. I will be there to ask questions, which is what is in my control to do!

Marcy

Marcy,

Not entirely in your control. The Commonwealth events I’ve attended have used submitted, written questions only. Most of the questions I’ve submitted have not been read.

Warm regards, Michael

Hi Michael,

Please notice that my email says what is in my control is to submit the questions, not that the questions would be read. If they are not, they are not.

We have a choice to cry on our soup that things are not perfect, or work with opportunities we do have!

Marcy

Marcy, Agreed. Thanks. M

Wonderful perspective!

I could use a good therapist. You available?

Ha! No, I am not available for therapy, because the government says I need a license, license fees, periodic educational updates, an office properly zoned for the purpose....what else? But I can post uplifting sound bites on these lists!

Marcy