This is from the website Rare: “Seattle has decided to impose a 1.75 cent per ounce tax on all sugary beverages within the city with the hopes of raising a $15 million revenue stream that it will use for programs to help people ‘have better access to fresh fruits and vegetables,’ as Seattle station KIRO 7 explains. The price of Gatorade Frost Variety Pack at Costco, usually $15.99, with the $10.34 tax, shot up to $26.33, leaving customers with sticker-shock.”

I bring this up because last week I wrote a column, “Who really killed Eric Garner?” in which I stated that the nanny policies of New York City led to his death. This article, at the end, states, “A steep soda tax opens up the way for an illegal underground trade in soda. Before you laugh, realize that’s exactly the problem that arose in Philadelphia when similar taxes were introduced. In New York, these types of sin taxes led to stratospheric taxes on cigarettes, which buoyed an underground black market in ‘loosey’ cigarettes. Tragically, police enforcement of the tax also led to the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, who died in police custody after allegedly resisting arrest.

“His action, selling loose cigarettes, was only a crime because of these types of policies. Governments, including the City of Seattle, should avoid creating similar situations.”

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See, I was right, and even out in Seattle they know it!

Any politician who opposes a wall on our southern border, and that includes Senator Schumer, Governor Cuomo, Congressmembers Lowey and Sean Patrick Maloney, has no standing in the war on illegal narcotics. Their only answers are throwing more money at the problem instead of trying to stop the drugs from coming into this country in the first place. They, for political reasons, wish to treat only a symptom, not the root cause, of the disease.

Without actual border security, there is no way to stop the importation of illegal narcotics. To continue to allow the importation of unskilled workers (i.e. future Democratic voters), people who will continue to receive government benefits even though they do not contribute to them, these politicians are willing to sacrifice your children for their continued hold on power.

Here is what the Democrats are sacrificing your children for: The reality is, as people move upward on the economic scale and as they become more self-reliant and thereby need less government assistance, they need the Democratic Party, which promotes this assistance, less. As I have written in the past, the Democratic Party needs a permanent underclass. So, they need to resupply people at the lowest economic scale. That’s what illegal immigration’s value is to the Democrats. You bring in a bunch of people who can’t speak the language and, because of this, have trouble finding work, so you enroll them in this program and that program. That, in a nutshell, is really what the Democrats want and why they are willing to sacrifice your children.

You think I am full of it? Well, last week, the Democrats admitted it.

According to the Daily Caller, Jennifer Palmieri, a former Clinton communications director, circulated a memo referring to illegal immigrants brought here at a young age, the so-called “Dreamers,” as a “critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.” She sent marching orders to the Democrats in Washington calling on them to “refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them.”

So, you see, the Democrats are being told not to make any deal. This is why at last week’s televised meeting, Sen. Feinstein said that the Democrats demand a “clean” DACA bill. No wall, just amnesty. By the way, most of these DACAs are no longer children but adults and are using “chain migration” to bring in their parents and other relatives. We were told at the meeting that 90 percent are either in school (read: college) or in the military. We are told there are 850,000 “Dreamers.” Out of that, as of last week, there are only 900 in the military and 300,000 in school. Less than half! Yet, you would think the majority.

So now you know if there is no DACA deal, it is not the fault of Trump or the Republicans. It is solely the fault of the Democrats. If there is a government shutdown over DACA, it is the Democrats who are shutting down the government to protect those here illegally over those here legally. As more youth succumb to narcotics, blame those who oppose security for electoral success.

This is what I say. What say you?