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Should taxes on junk food be higher?


Asked by Anonymous at 8:35 AM on Mar. 28, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (18)
  • In therory it sounds like a great idea but in practice it really sin't a good one. People are already starving and trying to make it out there. HIgh taxing juck food will only creat bigger problems. We need to find a way to make the health stuff cheaper first. Educationg people would also be a good thing to do. So many people don't realize what they think is good for them isn't really that good and there may be a better choice..

    Answer by trachmom312 at 9:34 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • yah
    then obesity rates may lower...hahaha

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:37 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Yeah then we wouldn't buy as much

    Answer by mrsjonzy at 8:39 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • yep

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Its not just taxes though, its the overall cost of junk food compared to healthier alternatives. Junk and crap food should be more expensive.

    Answer by kuriequinn at 8:42 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Yes. I think it should be since junk food *if eaten too much, which as a general rule, it is* is one of the main causes of overweight and diabetic people, as well as those with heart disease......BUT so can healthy foods if binged on.

    Answer by shortycmlb at 8:47 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • No, don't you think things cost enough already? People don't stop buying things they want because the cost more. How about making fruits and veggies cost less so people can afford them. How about stopping the sale of candy and sugary drinks in schools and how about making kids school lunches healthier. They add a piece of fruit to chicken nuggets and fries and say it's a balanced meal.
    Besides what you are saying smacks of government control

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:55 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • I agree with itsmesteph11

    People still smoke and drink no matter the cost.It wouldt do a damn thing to raise prices.AND food is expensive as it is.PLUS its really not up to YOU what a person should eat or not..


    Answer by ryanlynn at 9:04 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Our soda tax starts here in Colorado April 1st.

    Answer by Loryl at 9:31 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • this idea has not worked for cigs so far right so what makes anyone think that by charging extra money for shit already overpriced is going to curb anything??????

    Answer by mamajmm81 at 9:53 AM on Mar. 28, 2010