Fat Tax Argument

The government should have a fat tax. They should tax fattening food because this would help people eat healthier foods. Many fast food chains such as Mcdonalds sell cheap, fast food that is very fatty.  This food  is great for low income people because its a cheap meal that taste great.  Many fatty sugary foods are cheap and easily available at every super market. All this junk food can lead to heart disease, diabetes and obesity. This in turn can lead to a jump in health care costs. A lot of low income people can’t afford to shop at whole foods or join a gym and have a  personal trainer. That is why this is a good tax because people in the lower income bracket would be turned away from the $1.40 more tax and the .40 cent less on vegetables and other healthy items. It would be a win, win situation. If healthier foods cost less people would be less likely to buy the foods that are more fattening because they are also more money. Everyone could be healthier and live a longer life. This is why I am for the Fat Tax.

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