Tax policy has been used widely to reward or punish --i.e. to incentivize --
behavior, as well as to raise revenue. Would you take away the charitable
donation deduction, or the mortgage interest deduction, or the medical expense
deduction? How about the taxes on tobacco or alcohol? How about the multitude
of loopholes and subsidies for oil and gas companies and other special interest
groups? Taxing processed meats, or soft drinks, or any other
substance deemed a threat to public health, does not take away one's
freedom. It just makes the exercise of that freedom a little more expensive.
Same with taxes on guns and ammo, BTW. If you don't like the tax,
don't buy the product.
I wish we had this same attitude here in Utah when it came to cigarettes and
alcohol. Interesting how education is lost there and the tax tax tax
Free market my eye. The processed food industry is destroying our health so they
can make obscene profits.
Do we need a "zion curtain" to hide hot dogs?
@steve cottrell I think you should try a Zion mustard waterfall
instead. Don’t feel so bad I like our mayor in NY but lately he seems to
have gone a little mad.