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‘Fat Tax’ Could Curb Nation’s Obesity Problem?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/05/19 00:42:18

Health experts have been trying to combat obesity in America for years and have recently suggested a new way to solve the growing problem.

A new study suggests that imposing a fat tax on unhealthy food and drinks could help slim down expanding waistlines.

According to reports, more than 60 percent of Americans are overweight. Under the tax, a $4 cheeseburger would cost an extra 80 cents, RTV6′s Stacia Matthews reported.

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  • munda 2012/05/19 01:07:29
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    Even though obesity is a problem , I am against using taxation as a way to control or impact a person's behaviors.

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  • JanHopkins 2012/05/19 06:23:27
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    I think we need a new study tax. Every time someone does a study we tax them 75% of their earnings.
  • Jo 2012/05/19 03:21:49
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    I dont agree with this; they already do this with cigarettes, some states more than others, but I dont agree with that, either. Its like they're trying to "punish" them.
  • sglmom 2012/05/19 02:25:16
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    We are ALREADY TAXED on those items that are considered JUNK Food at this time ..
    a TAX on a TAX on a TAX ..
    is just going to take more income out of the pockets of the ones earning it ..
    and put more people out of jobs (as they won't be able to afford even the simple treat every so often .. )

    BESIDES .. an ADULT needs to take responsibility for their CHOICES in life ..
    CHOOSE to eat junk exclusively .. then deal with the consequences of your choice too ..
  • munda 2012/05/19 01:07:29
    munda
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    Even though obesity is a problem , I am against using taxation as a way to control or impact a person's behaviors.
  • Lindy... 2012/05/19 01:06:04
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    Ridiculous! Why don't they levy the tax on the makers of those unhealthy foods instead?
    Or insist that they use healthier ingredients in making them?

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