Why Fast Food Can Be Substantial To The Recovering Economy
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My three contentions for this argument are as follows:
1. Taxing the fast food industry will not reap enough funds to risk widespread federal taxation of targeted goods.
2. Taxing the fast food industry is a weak attempt to put a band-aid on our nation's rising obesity problem. It would be much more beneficial to attack obesity at its source rather than the companies who only indirectly contribute to the issue at hand.
3. A minimal tax, like my opponent proposes, on fast food items would not produce a net benefit to our nation when considering the obscene obstacles that undertaking such a tax would present.
I will await my opponent's response. Thank you, and please vote for the negation.
A 2% tax would raise a $5.00 meal by 10 cents. Would you consider this 10 cent different a considerable price difference that would deter buyers? I believe that your second statement and first statement contradict each other. Correct me if I am wrong. In the new healthcare plan passed by the legislature, the government actually pays considerable amounts toward individual health care. Thus, the greater prevalence of obesity, the more the government pays in health care funding.
Now I will move into crossfire questions. Please respond to the questions, and then ask me some if you have any. :)
Do you have a figure on what percentage of the federal budget is directed towards parks?
Can you please state your main contentions?
Do you believe that the federal government should tax retailed items?
If you do, then how are they going to accomplish this taxation with no current system in place?
Do you have any figures supporting lower salaries for CEOs in fast food industries that are taxed?
Do you feel that taxing fast food corporations will end obesity?
-Most likely 6-8%, which would amount to millions
-Companies that are taxed on there food usually have to do cutbacks, which in the long run loose a lot of money, causing CEO Heads to loose good amounts of money
-No, but we live in a country that allows us to eat and drink what we want, and obesity can only be solved by obesity stricken citizens who want to change there ways.
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