Needless to say this is bringing out much support, in addition to strong opposition. An invasion of privacy, discriminatory even ... claims those against this tariff. Causing fear, that it could start the ripple of socialistic "Nanny States" punishing those who are keeping the country heavy and looming with the threat of preventable and costly diseases, often attributed to obesity. Totally a figurative slap in the face to those who claim natural obesity, medical-induced obesity, and Health at Every Size believers.
One of the contributors on MSNBC's CoJ this morning implied, "education isn't working, we have to do something". In, that resources to healthy insight are simply not being adhered to. As our waistlines grow, so does the state's fiscal bottom line. Like welfare, many claim to be tired of paying for their neighbor's shortcomings and the tax, will pull the reigns on the hike of insurance group rates boosted by obesity-related expenses.
Some have added that considering President Obama's vow to NOT increase the deficit from health care reform (forgive my ignorance, I'm still confused as to how this is possible) ... unleeeeess we take into account all of these controversial conceptual "taxes" ... Soda Pop & Sugary Drinks Tax, Botox/Plastic Surgery Tax ... and well this ... a Fat Tax ... ~PC
Source: LA Times "Fat Tax to Pay for Health Reform?"
Source: Politics Daily "Should We Pay for Health Insurance by the Pound?"
Source: Reflector "Fat tax lazy: Punitive State Health Plan Lacks Effort"