• Of course they should.

    If they don't then more people will be obese. We want to stop obesity, not encourage it. If we don't put taxes on junk food it shows that we aren't doing any thing about obesity in America. America has the largest growing obesity problems , which isn't good. If we tax junk food, people might stop buying it.

  • Yes there should

    I think that by putting a tax on junk food should be an effective way in combating obesity and may even help in the bettering the dental health of our children and at the same time accumulating enough money to buy some new missiles for the war on terror too.

  • Our Rights but Their Responsibility

    It may seem at first glance that by putting a tax on junk food that the government has no right to do this. Take a look around and what do you see? Obesity is an epidemic in America! The government's job is to lead us in a way that is BEST for our nation. Is allowing people to continue going down a path that will eventually lead to more problems than obesity okay? Our government allows junk food to be cheap and easy for all citizens to obtain. Putting a tax on junk food would still hold citizens responsible for what they put in their bodies but would aid them in making healthier and wiser choices.

  • Yes, there should be

    Yes, I would have to agree that there should be a tax on junk food. Junk food is terrible for the body, just as cigarettes are terrible for the lungs. Cigarettes have been heavily taxed, and junk food should really be the same. Junk food doesn't provide any rich nutrition to the body that it desperately needs.

  • It's all about healthcare costs

    Overweight/obese people are at risk for diabetes, heart problems, and cancer. Our society pays the medical costs, not individuals. This is not about individual decisions, it's about all of us paying medical insurance and doctor's bills to treat the illnesses associated with being overweight.
    We also owe it to our kids to provide a healthy environment.

  • Let's stop getting fat!

    Most people buy ultra-processed foods because they're cheap and convenient but they cause so many health problems. If we make them more expensive, people will be discouraged to buy them. Plus... Berkeley placed a soda tax and it worked so... Yeah. Let's get rid of our obesity problems America! Yes!

  • Yes it does

    Just for bands I think I should 360 no-scope a marsbar and then run to Walmart and get a packet of jolly ranchers and repeatedly lick them into the moon and then suck them like no tomorrow, but in my opinion their should be a tax on junk food for mad whitty bants

  • Yup... I think so

    Because sugar, will also be turned into fat, even though our food now have less fat, we still will be obese. Sugar turns into fat by insulin pumping into the liver. The liver raises your blood pressure and the insulin pumps into the liver to calm it, and the liver then turns the sugar into storage, also known as fat.

  • It should be banned

    It should be banned. It should be banned. It should be banned. It should be banned. It should be banned. It should be banned. It should be banned. It should be banned. It should be banned. It should be banned. It should be banned. It should be banned. Junk food should be banned.

  • Money For Those Who Need It

    The money generated from the junk food tax can be used to buy healthy food for those who can't afford it, thus preventing the increase of obesity and stopping the cycle. There should also be a tax on fast food items, especially the less healthy items more than the healthier items on the menu.

  • "Fat Taxes" Don't Work

    I'm doing a paper is 7th grade and I believe a junk food tax is very rude and doesn't help fight obesity. At first the government was created with a group of people to come together, make a decision, then continue on with their lives. It was never meant to become a full-time job. The government 'think' they know whats best for us when they can't even stop terrorists, wars, or crime. No, they want to focus on obesity which I think is absurd. Yes, it can cause health problems but that happens to everyone when you get older. The government have taxed a lot of things and they are rotten to the core with greed for money. They need to get off their high-horses and stop being selfish, self-centered, individuals that think they know the best for everyone in the world even though they can't solve any major problems.

  • Needless Government Regulation

    The government has no business telling people what they can and cannot ingest into their own body. This in no way serves a legitimate societal interest and will likely waste thousands of taxpayer dollars trying to arrest people for evading the "fat tax." LOL! In all seriousness however, give me back my Big Gulp, Bloomberg!

  • Why stop at junk food?

    If the government is going to tax on something as ridiculous as junk food, why not tax, well, everything that is bad for you, tax for usage of air because disease travels through it and if we tax it less people might use it. Lets also tax video games because they support sitting down and not being active. Lets also tax card games, because they support sitting down and not being active, we could tax reading too! Because you might read to much and forget to stand up and eat and drink and could die. How can people believe that the government know more about what is best for me. If I want o drink a large soda, which I do daily because there is nothing better than an ice cold two liter of Dew, I will have one. If I want to eat one handful of chips I will, if I want to eat a bag of chips, I will, if I want to eat ten bags of chips, I will. It is totally a persons decision on what the consume, and junk food is only really bad in high amounts. Same with many other healthy foods. If you eat an excessive amount of say bananas it will harm you insides for sure! But no one would do that because bananas are gross;) so the answer is no to junk food.

  • No, who's going to be in charge of deciding what's junk food?

    No one can agree what is classified as true junk food. Why would we pay our congressmen and trust them to decide what gets taxed when even science researchers can't agree? Even the government's food pyramid is a big joke with sugar and processed food companies influencing it. Even fruits can have too much sugar for some people and whole grains can cause food allergies. Should people be vegetarian, vegan, or paleo? Do we have to align our opinions on the majority or should we have the right to decide for ourselves what to eat?

  • Why pay for for junk?

    I disagree with the idea of taxing junk food. The reason i said this was because yes junk food might cause a little obesity but its not like someone is forcing Americans to eat it. Just think about it, if you put more tax on the junk food then there might be more crime in poor neighbor hoods. There is already crime because some people cant afford some of the food now . If you tax the food then some people will stop buying which means more kids will be hungry, thats all they eat sometimes.

  • It's our problem not the governments

    This is a free country if they put tax on junk food we will never have that snack food again. All fast food places have mostly junk food are we going to really put a tax on conveniance NO so they better not tax junk food it's a stupid idea.

  • Obesity is fake!!!

    People dont get fat because of junk food!!!! People get fat because they eat to much food! It needs to be fifty words long!!! So annoying…. Ppopp pue pee banana random word basket ball sport skate fly die i believe i can fly…. Junk food tax is sad…. :( hoorible

  • 2 different types of people .

    1 , there can be a person who eats junk food , but then does exercise . And doesn't get overweight . 2 , there can be an overweight person who is siting on the couch eating junk food . Maybe they should just do fatty tax on overweight people . It wouldn't be fair if someone has to pay tax on something they are craving for or wants to eat . And plus , you have to pay already 1.49 for chips . If they add tax , it"ll probably be 2.00 .

  • No because its dumb and useless

    No because its dumb and useless because the goverment already take taxs from us and NO ONE LIKES TAXS! And some people work at a teribble place and can't afford them also some people are always busy and just go to like Mcdonalds or something like that. Still no one likes taxs

  • Hello i think its a no from me

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