Why the Calorie Tax & Taxes on Fatty Foods Are More Than JUST TaxesSubmitted by InPursuitOfLiberty on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 04:50
Taxing calories and unhealthy foods are apparently the new tools in the fight against obesity, because if the gym and a healthy diet don’t cut it, holding a gun to obesity surely will, at-least according to friends of the government.
The issue that has motivated me to talk about this is a recent National Bureau of Economic Research Report that a calorie tax would curb obesity.
So taxing foods and making them more expensive in a government-created depression would make people buy less food and consume less calories?
What an innovative idea! Forget taking responsibility for your body, let the government tax you into starvation… for your health!