Saturday, February 13, 2010

You May Be Paying A "Fat Tax" Soon!

The average American drinks more than 48 gallons of sodas a year, which researchers believe is a major contributor to our obesity problem.  To reduce your consumption of sodas, doctors, scientists, and lawmakers have proposed a "fat-tax" on sodas and other high-calorie drinks such as energy and sports drinks as well as candy.
What do you think? If you had to pay extra for soda and candy, would you think twice before buying it?  A recent web poll of 1,000 people said yes--72% of them would think twice before buying it.  Maybe that would be a good thing. 

4 comments:

soontobemomof9 said...

It would change the amount I bought. But truly, are we really that stupid as a society that we need the government to punish us for our food choices and consumption? Sounds a littlte too much like Communism to me... where will it end?

No thanks. I will choose to lose weight while retaining my freedom! :)

soontobemomof9 said...

Another thought, lets just make the healthy food cheaper! :) Now that I can get benind whole heartedly!

roffe said...

In Norway it is extra tax on those products....

A Fitness Minute with Pat Anderson said...

I agree with you that healthy food should be cheaper than processed junk food. But in essence, isn't that what the tax would do? Maybe a better idea, would be to tax food manufacturers more for the processed junk food they produce. Maybe then they would start manufacturing healthier food produts!

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