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Thread: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    No - I use to believe physical activity was key, I use to think I had to be rigorously active to have any success losing weight . . . I still push mow my whole law (1.5 acres) - it does far little for you than just eating the right amount of hte right foods.

    I'm still active as heck = not a factor at all.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Your single experience is the definitive answer for everybody?
    Ask any bodybuilder or fitness expert: exercise and diet are both important - but if your diet isn't right no amount of exercise is going help you out in some ways.

    I think the way I worded things made it sound odd - sorry about that.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Ask any bodybuilder or fitness expert: exercise and diet are both important - but if your diet isn't right no amount of exercise is going help you out in some ways.

    I think the way I worded things made it sound odd - sorry about that.
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    Simple math.....You take in 3,000 calories a day...you burn through exercise 2400....you gain a pound or more a week.

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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Ask any bodybuilder or fitness expert: exercise and diet are both important - but if your diet isn't right no amount of exercise is going help you out in some ways.

    I think the way I worded things made it sound odd - sorry about that.
    It was worded awkwardly, but I agree... it is a combination.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    You guys have raised a lot of good points.

    Assuming we don't raise taxes on sugar and salt, instead, what do you think we should do to get this problem under control? I don't want 50+% of all American adults being obese to be a reality in the future.

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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    You guys have raised a lot of good points.

    Assuming we don't raise taxes on sugar and salt, instead, what do you think we should do to get this problem under control? I don't want 50+% of all American adults being obese to be a reality in the future.
    Well there's really nothing we can do about that - honestly. You cannot force people to eat healthy and exercise routinely. You can encourage and support it - make it sound good and ideal.

    All industrialized and stratified nations have seen an increase in overweight adults and obesity since the dawning of the industrialized age.

    With all the efforts - it's odd: we have a number of people overweight or obese and quite happy: and a growing number of people to the extreme opposite: overly fit, using drugs to lose weight by the score and gym memberships and fitness sales of all kinds are up. I remember quite clearly when anorexia and bulemia were leading concerns of fitness in this country - I remember the projections of the skyrocketing number of underweight and sickly individuals through future decades. Why is it that we went to the extreme opposite of that so quickly?

    So why is nothing working down the middle? Whatever happend to the good old days of being healthy and happy - not excessive one way or ther other?

    It seems that in an effort to subvert one problem we've created another - apparently attack on those who are overweight has caused a serious problem with those who are not in danger of it.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Imposing a salt/sugar tax would be stupid. It only drives up the cost of food and will not deter use (as if sugar and salt are inherently bad because some consume too much).
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    I do not think this approach is effective.
    Education is the answer.
    But, why not do this anyway and use the generated funds to support education ??
    As it is with the cigarette tax, the poor and uneducated pay thru the nose.
    Too bad.

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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    You guys have raised a lot of good points.

    Assuming we don't raise taxes on sugar and salt, instead, what do you think we should do to get this problem under control? I don't want 50+% of all American adults being obese to be a reality in the future.
    I think you as an individual should start a foundation that buys television advertising and makes school visits to inform people about the dangers of salt, sugar and obesity.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    This is the dumbest god damned thing I've ever heard. The only reason that they'd raise taxes on sugar and salt is to increase government revenues, not because they're concerned with the health and well being of the nation.

    If they were so concerned with people's health then they would subsidize the production of healthy foods, fruits and vegetables and so on like they do for, say, corn. They would provide incentives for farmers to utilize non-carcinogenic fertilizers and grow organically. They wouldn't give gigantic subsidies to corn. They wouldn't provide massive tax incentives to huge food processing companies.

    EDIT: Oh another thing, taxing sugar won't do that much to curb this problem, as the vast majority of sweeteners used are based on high fructose corn syrup, which is much cheaper and readily available thanks, in part, to - you guessed it - corn subsidies. In fact, because high fructose corn syrup is so much cheaper than sugar, it is used much more pervasively in cheaper products that are consumed at higher volumes by the population.

    Also, the price of sugar is already driven up by government tariffs so talking about taxing it to drive it up higher is sort of silly.
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