SAN FRANCISCO - The city of San Francisco has decided to try and do something about the growing number of overweight citizens.
The city council plans on imposing a 2 cents per ounce tax on soda.
Well needless to say that decision has met with a lot of opposition; mostly from the city's vast number of overweight individuals.
The city council stated that research studies show that the average San Franciscan has gained 17.3 pounds in the last 12 months.
They compared that figure with Saginaw, Michigan where its citizens gained 2.9 pounds in the same one year period.
Amazingly enough the city of Lake Charles, Louisiana reported that during the last 12 month period, its citizens only gained 1.4 pounds.
The city council has stated that with this new Soda Tax, they will be able to raise $31 million per year.
They informed the public that the money will be used to turn the long-abandoned Alcatraz Prison into a type of mall food court which will include a Jack-In-The-Box, a Burger King, a Wendy's, a McDonald's, and a Tacos, Tacos, and Mucho More Tacos.