Today is Tax Day… that wonderful day that everyone strikes a check to their government. Just read an interesting “tax” article from across the pond. Apparently, medical providers are arguing that the government should tax fatty foods due to the added cost that obese people have on government-run health care. I am sure whether it works or fails over there, we will have people clamoring for it over here soon.Can you imagine the regulations a food tax would have? Little Debbie would have the best lobbyists money could buy and your Nutty Buddies would each cost $1 more to pay for it. (not that you should be eating nutty buddies, but still). I read that the U.S. Tax Code already had more words than all the collected works of Shakespeare combined. I had to take income tax in law school — talk about ridiculous.
The author proposed (tongue in cheek, I think) having a “fat tax.” Each year, your BMI would be calculated and if you were outside the guidelines, you would pay a higher tax. Personally, I think both proposals are ridiculous. My government cannot spend less than it earns (or takes), do I really want bureaucrats dictating what I eat. First step toward Soylent Green, people!! Haha!!
What are you going to do?