Governor Paterson to Levy “Obesity Tax” – Diner’s Journal Blog – NYTimes.com
Another day, another government plan to change the way Americans eat: The New York Times reports that Governor David Paterson will propose a special tax on calorie-laden soft drinks made by Coca-Cola and Pepsi. People familiar with the plan call it an “obesity tax.”
The only difference between selling cigarettes and selling fat-food is that second-hand smoke is dangerous as well, but sitting next to someone consuming a gigantic chemical food substance… not so much. But, considering the rise of diabetes and obesity this may not be a bad idea.