Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Can we tax ourselves skinny?

Here's a way...
"Slap an 18 percent tax on soda, and people will drink less of it. Since increased soda consumption is, Brownell says, one of the main contributors to our rising obesity rate, cutting back should lead to nationwide weight loss. Brownell sees such taxes starting with the states and eventually taking hold at the federal level, much the way tobacco taxes evolved."

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How about candy next? What's on your "tax ourselves skinny" list?

1 comment:

PaulsHealthBlog.com said...

I don't believe you can tax yourself skinny, so to speak, any more than you can raise taxes on cigarettes to get people to stop smoking.

People always figure out a way to do whatever it is they want to do, regardless of whether it's healthy for them, or not.


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