Marion Barry Slams Yogurt Tax That Doesn’t Actually Exist
Washington City Paper’s Will Sommers flagged a remarkable moment with Washington D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry Friday night, when Barry apparently misheard a question about a proposed “yoga tax” on yoga and gym memberships and instead denounced a proposed “yogurt tax.”
Calling such a policy “crazy,” Barry went on to argue that “yogurt is really more healthy than some other things, as is cottage cheese.” He then blamed the completely fictional tax on a fellow councilmember: “I don’t know who proposed that. I think Jack proposed that. I’m not sure. But whoever proposed it, it shouldn’t be.” (Councilmember Jack Evans’ office denied the existence of a yogurt tax.)
Sommers noted that the restaurant was loud with a DC singles mixer (eww) and thus ripe for misunderstanding, though that didn’t stop Barry from unspooling other theories about dairy products and hormones.
Rumors that Barry also opposes a Yoda tax went unconfirmed at press time.
[h/t Washington City Paper]
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