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Obama Economist: Taxing Junk Food Will Prevent Fiscal Cliff.

 
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11/26/2012 07:40 PM

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Obama Economist: Taxing Junk Food Will Prevent Fiscal Cliff.
Raising already existing taxes is only one way to cushion our fall. Summers, a professor at Obama’s alma mater, is certain that soon we’ll have taxes on carbon, energy and junk food. In fact, he was surprised that Americans didn’t yet have a tax on carbon and energy, considering that carbon and energy usage is directly related to the solar cycles that affect global temperatures. Or so liberals think. Taxing such usage will surely convince the sun to alter its behavior so that the average global temperature will go down a couple degrees and stop all the hurricanes from ruining everybody’s lives. And if taxing doesn’t work, just tax more.

As for the junk food tax, Summers cited evidence that tobacco taxes directly correlated to decreases in tobacco-related deaths. He said that 700,000 fewer deaths per year were reported as a result of tobacco tax increases. Based on those data, he extrapolated that the same would happen if we taxed certain junk foods. Since diabetes and obesity are linked to eating sugary and/or fatty snacks, he reasoned, maybe a tax on those items would discourage people from buying them, thereby decreasing the number of people affected by nutrition deficiency diseases.


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does anyone really think that washington doesn't have enough money and that they need more???
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Re: Obama Economist: Taxing Junk Food Will Prevent Fiscal Cliff.
Wow! That turncoat still has a voice!?
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11/26/2012 07:51 PM

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Re: Obama Economist: Taxing Junk Food Will Prevent Fiscal Cliff.
this is about controlling behavior as much as it is about rasing revenue for more government spending. amazing that people can't see through it...oh wait we the people who actually pay taxes do, but we are outnumbered.
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Re: Obama Economist: Taxing Junk Food Will Prevent Fiscal Cliff.
the freeloaders will get to pay more for their junk food....oh wait it is still our money. wall
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