Should there be a ‘fat tax’?

Should there be a ‘fat tax’?.

As a liberal I believe that people have the right to live their own lives as they see fit. As long as they are not hurting anyone else with their freedom. But I believe in taxing Junk Food and even taxing it steeply. So you might ask me why I’m in favor of that. Since I believe people have the right to live their own lives as they see fit. But again as long as they are not hurting anyone else with their freedom. Junk Food causes health problems, its just that simple. Why should other people get stuck paying the Health Costs of others. Especially when they get preventable diseases. Like obesity, diabetes, Heart Disease and others. If your going to have poor eating, drinking, smoking and exercise habits. Meaning you don’t take care of yourself very well. Then you should pay the price for your poor choices. At least up front and one way to do this is to tax their poor habits and make them pay for it.

The two fastest growing diseases in America are obesity and diabetes. Obesity is a double problem because it leads into diabetes. If we just took better care of ourselves as a society. And one way we can encourage this is to subsidize good habits and tax bad habits. We could save a lot of money in our Health Care system.

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