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So in other words, anything the medical profession thinks is bad for us should be taxed beyond our means? What gives the government the right to tell people what they can and can't eat.
Fat people, every time they go to see their doctor about something else, get harassed about their weight? That doesn't seem right to me.
Originally posted by xxcircasurf
WOW how can anyone not agree with this? Are we all really that narrow-minded to where you can't embrace some type of change? We HAVE to start making some improvements within this economy. You people act like this is coming directly out of your pay check as a tax.
- 68% of Americans are considered obese. Take a look around, that's one out of three people that's disgusting to look at. We've developed into a society that is lazy and go after fast food rather than prepare our own meals that are healthy. America isn't exactly the most attractive society.
- It's better to pay a 20% tax on something that's unhealthy, then to be mandated to pay for ObamaCare. Less unhealthy food > less disease > less visits to the doctor > less fat people.
- A 20% tax would HELP the economy NOT hyper-inflate it. This is a reasonable trade, why not tax tobacco more and legalize marijuana and have a 90% tax on that too? Seriously.
We have to compromise something in this nation and I strongly agree with the doctors on this. It's a win/win deal. The tax goes back INTO the economy AND it has a possibility of lowering health risks. But seriously...I don't post much, but I read a sh** ton and I've noticed 95% of the people on here are quick to whine about something instead of posing a counter offer to the situation.
Originally posted by homeslice
Shouldn't doctors etc. be advising patients on healthy eating and appropriate exercise anyway?
Isn't that kind of like, their job?
I would support limited fast food places in school areas etc - but a soda tax is silly. Soon it will be your couches and TVs!edit on 17-2-2013 by homeslice because: (no reason given)