Costco is defying Seattle Liberal/Swine government nannies by publishing the ridiculously high sugar tax on sodas and even telling its customers that if they shop at a Costco outside of Seattle, they won't pay the tax. It is noted in the article that Seattle decided NOT to tax the high sugar coffee drinks of Starbucks and other elite drinkeries. They (the government) are sure they know more than we do and are smarter than we are so they can force us to behave as they deem proper.
A subtle comment in the article is, perhaps, the most alarming...that Costco is "risking the "city fathers wrath..." WTF, have we come to the point that retailers cannot advertise or promote what they want for fear of government?!...Yep!