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Tax on Junk Food!!! It's NEAR!

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    Hah-HAH!!!

    What did I say? WHAT DID I SAY!?! :D

    Now if they would only funnel that money into an actual health care system for the US...

    Link to article: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...ax-in-bid-to-fight-child-obesity-1788696.html


    Link to where I mentioned it: http://forum.infjs.com/showthread.php?t=4149&page=4
     
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    This is going to kill me I have a bad weakness for junk food.
     
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    That's the interesting part about it though, BB. We will all eat it. Junk food prices have more than doubled in my lifetime - tripled in some cases - but people buy more of it than ever before. It won't matter how expensive it is; people will buy it.

    But heck, that just means the more you eat it, the more you're paying for your own health care if they do it right.
     
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    Yes! I'm glad you found an article about it
     
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    What I find most frustrating is food is my vice. I'm fine with other stuff but food I just can't seem to eat good enough or less than I should.

    ughhh
     
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    Yeah, exactly. Look at marijuana, cocaine or other illegal drugs; they are illegal but people still buy them regardless.
     
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    Hey, I've got you to thank for pointing me in the direction! Without you telling me it was coming up I wouldn't have known.

    You've given me the fuel for my torch. :D:m159:
     
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    FINALLY.

    Maybe healthy food prices will lower?

    Eh.

    Probably not.
     
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    Turn your vice into wanking. You can make money if you do that right.
     
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    Sounds like some bullshit to me.
     
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    My sentiments exactly.
     
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    It's about time, just because soda is on the dollar menu doesn't mean it's cheap in the long run. People don't realize this.*

    *I'm a hypocrite, I bought four dollar-menu burgers at Wendy's today... so yummy:m171:
     
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    The recipes for major brand junk food are easy enough to obtain. Bring on the tax. I'll make my own. ;)
     
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    Ok, I don't mind a tax on food, as it is a nesscessity. However, a tax ok just junk food for the sake of making kids less obease makes me mad. I understand if junkfood is bad for you. However, it is the persons fault for eating too much of it and causing health problems. The state is just trying to play nanny to everyone, and when that happens I get mad. I will admit, I like junkfood, but I do not partake in it often. I understand the possible adverse health effects. For the government to impose a tax ok this for the reason they had laid out is almost like a punishment for people, it is extremely unfair to me. Unlike ciggeretts, where I think the tax is ok because of the inherent addictive nature of nicotine, junkfood is not addictive in a chemical sense.

    /rant
     
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    Hmmm... I don't think people will stop buying it but it's a good start.
     
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    It may be one's prerogative to eat junk food, but why should society then have to suffer the economic consequences of an individual's poor choices? People who lack the self discipline to live healthily are statistically more of an economic burden on society than those who eat right and exercise consistently. The consequences are that they cause health insurance rates to increase and use a greater proportion of healthcare resources paid for by taxes. It is only fair that, should someone choose to eat junk food, they effectively, through taxes, reimburse society for the added burden that results from their free, yet poor, choices.
     
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    ... but they sure are a lot more fun to be around. You don't see jolly old Santa abstaining from the mince pies out of fear of burdening the health system. Besides, he tells me there are far greater percentage of exercisers than fatties on the naughty list. Gospel truth.
     
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    I've said it before, and I'll say it again: when the government accepts the responsibility of paying for many of the health problems that are caused or exacerbated by a product (from cigarettes to trans fats), it will be much more compelled to tax or ban those products to save money. I think it is still unfair to companies and responsible consumers, but until we come up with a better solution, we should tolerate it to the extent that we support government aid in health care.
     
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    How about don't put those poisons in your body?
     
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