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FAT TAX

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Kettiecat, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Kettiecat

    Kettiecat Senior Member

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    Have any of you heard the debate on issuing a “fat tax”

    I’ve read several versions mostly concerning taxing certain junk foods such as candy bars, burgers, cup cakes.

    I really don’t think something like this will ever pass in America, because 60 some percent of the people are over weight. Nonetheless I am in favor of a fat tax. Not one that taxes certain foods, because you could become obese overeating so called healthy foods. I think they should tax people on their percentage of body fat. If you go above or below a certain percentage you are put in a higher tax bracket.

    Reasons why I think this is a good idea. Our country spends billions of dollars each year on obesity related illnesses. The bottom line to most Americans is their wallet. But most importantly I live in the fattest state in the union and I HATE LOOKING AT FAT PEOPLE and anorexic girls for that matter.
     
  2. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

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    i was in the grocery store the other day and this 20-something obese, not fat, obese, girl was eating a RAW FUCKING HOT DOG!

    After my stomach settled itself, all i could do was shake my head and wonder when her heart attack would hit.

    Hell yes fat people should be charged extra somehow. They put an unnecessary burden on the health care system.
     
  3. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

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    well, the our country spends uber amounts of cash on people with handicaps and so on, i guess obesity would be a handicap, should the disabled be taxed extra too, thats just wrong but whatever, my opinion
     
  4. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

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    youre an idiot.
     
  5. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

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    Oh ..

    being from north of the border, health care is pretty much a "don't think about it" sort of thing. but that just makes my earlier point, the people who never use the health system are indirectly paying for all the fatties/ smokers/ etc., through taxes.


    ps. there is a difference between being big and being a burden on the system.
     
  6. Kettiecat

    Kettiecat Senior Member

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    I'm not talking about people who are 10 pounds overwieght, I'm talking about obese people.

    I'm sorry for 90% of obese people just lack the will or self control. There are programs that work to maintain "healthy" body wieghts. I understand that their are certain people with crazy medical complications that don't allow them to be at a healthy body fat ratio level. They are not the majority. Most americans are fat because they eat too much of the wrong types of foods.
     
  7. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

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    but if you taxed people on body weight percent or whatever you would have to take into consideration the size of people too as in height, not everyone is the same height, and youd have to set up an age when it goes into effect and the age in which it is no longer neccessary. its all too complicated and is a bad idea all together. thumbs down.:nope:
     
  8. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    exactly, leave the thought related stuff to someone else.


    on the subject at hand, the only way that tax dollars go towards fat people, at least the only way i can think of, is the welfare version of medicare, i think it's called medicaid collectively, and each state has their own name for it, for example here it's called the oregon health plan. i would rather that program be cut out, than taxes made to support it. basically, fat people would have to carry their own weight.
     
  9. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

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    ^^^:lol: :lol: :lol: ^^^

    pun intended?
     
  10. Kettiecat

    Kettiecat Senior Member

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    "Recent reports estimate that obesity prevalence costs Americans over $238 billion in health care.

    Obesity rates... are doubling every 5-10 years in many parts of the world...."



    - World Health Organization
     
  11. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    < guilty of intent, in the hilarious degree
     
  12. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

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    but in no way should we have to pay for it, but also some have obesity in there genes apparently. so some cant help it
     
  13. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

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    word. fuck our fellow man
    do you even work kettie?
     
  14. Kettiecat

    Kettiecat Senior Member

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    thats a slippery slope arguement there mr.


    every part of you, from the way you act to how what you eat effects you is "influenced" by genes...but you are still responsible.











    i have part time jobs when i need them otherwise I'm just a psych student
     
  15. Pfffffffffft

    Pfffffffffft Moderator Crew

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    YAAAAY FOR THE FAT TAX!!!!!

    YAAAY!!!!!
     
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