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machoprogrammer: Fat tax on goods with saturated fats? Saturated fats don't make you fat... Sugar is a hell of a lot worse than saturated fats, but you can't tax that, either, since it is also found in fruit.Why not just tax candy, donuts, cake and pies?
machoprogrammer: Why not just tax candy, donuts, cake and pies?
GranoblasticMan: Whoever wrote this tax is a moronhas been listening to the USDA.
AbsentFriends: It's a damn shame we can't tax stupid. Immediate budget surplus.
Dinjiin: It might be a better idea to let people eat what they want, but then use tiered costs for health insurance to discourage unhealthy lifestyles. If people object to such a system, let them go w/o insurance
Dinjiin: Maybe a few dead bodies on the sidewalk outside the ER will be the sort of shock motivation that people need to take better care of themselves.
kg2095: The medical and dietary establishment is still holding on to the mantra about high fat intake being the cause of obesity and diabetes.