reply to post by Unity_99
I have no idea where you reside, but food is tax free?
Right from the grower to the market?
We have a GST here, so every step gets taxed. We pay a crap load already with taxed items, so indeed people who eat more, pay more.
No one I know wakes up one morning and says "You know, I think I'll just get really fat. I like the lifestyle, the sweating, the inability to move
freely, the way people stare at you, the squeezing into everyone on the bus. Yeah, I've been missing out all my time as this skinny guy. Time to get
obese baby..." and sets out to live the life.
So taxing people based on bad habits doesn't work. Op should know this, or be taught it.
The majority of people who eat junk food are doing so because it's convenient and feeds many. Make them pay more when they can't afford better. Sure
Like taxing alcoholic drinks here, suddenly everyone was buying bottles of vodka and fizzy sweet drinks. Instead of the 'alcopops'. Stupid idiot
"Herp the kids are all drinking these sweet things, lets make them super expensive."
"Hey Kevin, you're right the kids have stopped drinking the fizzy sweet drinks."
"Great I am king of Australia!"
"But now they're drinking 700ml of vodka..."
Tax tax tax... If we tax the taxes maybe they'll reduce the taxes... but then we may need a tax on the taxed taxes. To keep the coffers swollen with
the much needed tax.
edit on 3-2-2013 by winofiend because: (no reason given)