The government can stay out of my life. If I want to eat something it's my choice they do not have the right to punish someone. Government control is a horrible thing. Like someone said never give up freedoms
I'm against, because there are people who have low metabolism who can't help be be fat.
I'm against it, I don't think the government should punish people with a tax just because of their eating habits.
Unhealthier foods are more convenient, are a lot cheaper and taste great, and I'm not sure if people are aware of this but a lot of the worlds economies remain stagnant, house hold budgets are being squeezed to it's utmost you honestly think people can afford to be paying more for their food?
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I am all for this, I see people posting that this is like losing your freedom - it's not, you could still eat unhealthy food lol... in fact with the low price of unhealthy food, there's a good chance you wouldn't really be hurting your pockets much. To be honest, America needs something like this too, obesity is out of control and only going to get worse. Weight loss education often doesn't work, weight is a sensitive subject and many obese people label this type of education as prejudice.
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I don't think that fat people need to be taxed for simply being overweight. HOWEVER, I do think they should be required to pay for more than 1 airplane seat if they cannot fit within the confines of their own arm rests. It's only when someones obesity is an inconvenience to me do I even notice or care about it.
While its not an exact comparison, when I go to a concert or show I don't EVER stand in the front. Being 6'6 I'm a huge obstacle for people to see over or around (in big crowds). I think its common decency for me to stand kinda further back so others can enjoy their experience, which I gladly do as it harms my experience none.
I think in general fat people feel that if they are ok with their weight that the rest of society should be too, which is perfectly cool. But I also don't believe that the majority of fat people recognize when their weight has become a burden on those around them. Unlike us tall people.
Completely against it. I wouldn't personally be affected since I'm a vegetarian but I'm always against control, less liberty and that sort of thing. As long as people aren't hurting anyone but themselves, government should stay out of it. It's especially bad if they're trying to fill their wallets by it. If they are so concerned about public health, why not pay a percentage of healthy food instead like they do with electric cars in some countries.
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Against. Let people live how they want to, not how you want them to.
This is essentially the same thing as putting extremely high taxes on ammunition, so that you can control guns in a way.
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I think the government should tax high fat / sugar food with low nutritional value... They should also use the revenue to subsidize production of healthy food... Eating healthy cost so much more that it's ridiculous... I tried eating nothing but fresh produce and lean meat for a month and it tripled my grocery bill, I can't afford it no matter how much I want.