View Poll Results: Do you think there should be a tax on salt and sugar?

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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 American View Post
    Ever heard of the Boston Tea Party?
    What point are you making, please?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Meanwhile, 12 months later:

    Several Major Food Manufacturers in the U.S. Declare Bankruptcy Over "Sin Tax" Legislation: 100k jobs lost
    Or "Several Major Food Manufacturers Switch Focus from Salt and Sugar to Health Food: 100k jobs gained for research and development."

    I'm ambivalent about Wake's suggestion, but it could really go either way.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Would you please show exactly how it won't improve peoples health? The TIME article mentions that it was effective to a degree in developing nations; there may be some positive effect in America, and it may be aquired through an 11-30% increase in taxation. If this can save people from their own stupidity, then so be it; I'm tired of seeing babies so fat that they look like they're going to explode, or seeing these behemoths in motorized carts at Wal-Mart. People get addicted to this junk food, and it tears at the heart to see them slowly kill themselves.
    You can not force people to eat what you (or anyone) considers 'heathy'. It is not the governments job in any way shape or form. What the hell kind of government are you looking for that tells it's people what it can and can not eat? What other parts of individuals lives do you want government to take over in?

    Tears at your heart? Why? They did it to themselves.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    You can not force people to eat what you (or anyone) considers 'heathy'. It is not the governments job in any way shape or form. What the hell kind of government are you looking for that tells it's people what it can and can not eat? What other parts of individuals lives do you want government to take over in?

    Tears at your heart? Why? They did it to themselves.
    Forcing someone to eat something and taxing a product are two very different things.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Tears at your heart? Why? They did it to themselves.
    God forbid someone has empathy for people who make bad choices. Oh, the humanity!

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

    Taxes on salt and sugar my ass.

    The better option might be:

    I think politician should be taxed a "flat rate of 50% and no deductions while serving in pulbic office. Must have salary caps. Must be against law to be a lobbyist or consultant to any elected official or any government department after leaving any public office. Then maybe they'll think really hard about running a second term.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Forcing someone to eat something and taxing a product are two very different things.
    In the case you are pushing for, no they are not. You are suggesting raising taxes so the 'unhealthy' food is beyond the means of people, thus they can no longer eat it, and as such must eat the affordable 'heathly' food.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Forcing someone to eat something and taxing a product are two very different things.
    Not really. One is explicit force and one is implicit force.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Gov needs to mind its own fracking business. What I eat is my concern. I am not a child.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    God forbid someone has empathy for people who make bad choices. Oh, the humanity!
    If you want to feel bad for them, then use up your energy on such a stupid thing. They are in that stupid chair in walmart because of their own actions (more often than not)... maybe rather than shedding internal tears, if you actually cared for them and their bad choices you'd approach them and offer to teach them about eating healthy, you'd offer to pay for a gym membership and work out with them. No, that's all too hard and requires actual effort above and beyond having bleeding heart 'feelings' for them.
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