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 Arbo View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Not really. One is explicit force and one is implicit force.
    Is that really wrong? The same is done to alcohol, and tobacco. Junk food can be just as addicting and harmful to people, imo.

    I would have no problem with at least a 10% tax increase on junk food. Should we wait until the obesity epidemic in America goes from 34% of adults, to 56+%? Something needs to happen, or something is going to give out, besides clogged hearts, overburdened ligaments, etc.

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

    If you knowingly harm yourself with bad food then you should have to pay for your own treatment, out of your own pocket, because of your lack of discipline.

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

    no, sin taxes on salt and sugar won't make people fit.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    no, sin taxes on salt and sugar won't make people fit.
    But wouldn't it have any positive effect? Maybe place some dent in the obesity epidemic?

    I can't agree it'll have no positive effects at all.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    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.
    This is such a ridiculous comment.

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

    It will make some junk foods more expensive, but I don't think that will make anyone healthier. People will still have the same poor eating habits.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Is that really wrong? The same is done to alcohol, and tobacco. Junk food can be just as addicting and harmful to people, imo.

    I would have no problem with at least a 10% tax increase on junk food. Should we wait until the obesity epidemic in America goes from 34% of adults, to 56+%? Something needs to happen, or something is going to give out, besides clogged hearts, overburdened ligaments, etc.
    Tobacco and Booze are items for adults. Food, even when you label it 'junk food', is food, that all people have the ability to eat, if they so desire. You are talking about taking away what they can eat. Yeah, fatassedness is a huge problem, the solution is not government modifying behavior through taxation. It doesn't work. Ever.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    But wouldn't it have any positive effect? Maybe place some dent in the obesity epidemic?

    I can't agree it'll have no positive effects at all.
    It might have positive effects similar to the positive effects cigarette taxes have had on decreasing smoking rates. I think in order to maximize the positive effect though, there would have to be incentives for healthier food. The difference between cigarettes and food is that while people don't have to smoke, people do have to eat. Therefore, while an alternative to cigarettes does not have to exist, an alternative for junk food, particularly in poor communities, does.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    This is such a ridiculous comment.
    What is ridiculous is the leftist 'feelings', that are never actually followed up with actions to make a difference, as noted in that post. This who thread is more of the same... a desire for government to step in and 'fix' things that others with little achy hearts don't like, and don't want to put forth any effort to help fix themselves.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    the solution is not government modifying behavior through taxation. It doesn't work. Ever.
    It actually did work for cigarettes.

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