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  • Yes they should

    Junk food should be taxed. Junk food, just like cigarettes, should be taxed. This serves both as a deterrent to overeating and the extra money can go to government programs that help reduce obesity, such as free exercise programs. People will start eating less cookies, candy, cakes, and pies, and start paying attention to more healthy behaviors, like exercise.

  • Tax cookies, candy, cake, pies.

    Junk food should be taxed. Junk food, just like cigarettes, should be taxed. This serves both as a deterrent to overeating and the extra money can go to government programs that help reduce obesity, such as free exercise programs. People will start eating less cookies, candy, cakes, and pies, and start paying attention to more healthy behaviors, like exercise.

  • No we should not

    Its unfair enough Americans to pay extra money on regular food, why should we have to pay more money for something that's so little. The reason why most Americans have obesity is because they cant afford the healthy foods because of the taxing prices they give on them. The only thing they can afford is junk food because there is no taxes on them and they cot so little. So yes we shouldn't have to tax junk food because for all we know the government could care less about the poor or people having obesity cause they want is money and all they care for is money.

  • Junk food should not be taxed.

    Taxing junk food is not the problem. Junk food is cheap because of government subsidies. High fructose corn syrup is a product that is subsidized. Farmers get paid extra money to grow corn for this product specifically. Remove the subsidies on corn and junk food manufacturers will be forced to use regular sugar which will raise prices on junk food. The result is a healthier populace that pays less taxes.

  • Too much grey area

    There is far too much grey area when we deal with taxes on arbitrary groups such as junk food, and the idea that a tax would do much to make people healthy is somewhat absurd. Taxing would also have a huge effect on the food industry, killing jobs and growths.

  • Let people eat what they want

    It's easy to say that there should be a tax on things that are considered "unhealthy", such as junk food or tobacco products. However, this seems an unreasonable approach to the issue of public health. Ultimately, I think people should be able to choose what foods they eat. If a person wants to eat cake, let them eat cake. It is not the place of the government to punish someone for enjoying something fattening.

  • No It Souldn't

    I do not believe that junk food should be taxed above and beyond other foods. I believe taxing junk food is unfair and certainly un-American. One of the reasons this country was created was due to unnecessary taxes collected in the British Empire. I think we would be failing ourselves if we started to tax items in a comparable way.


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