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zod5000

join:2003-10-21
Victoria, BC
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Re: [Poll] Should junk food be taxed?

How much tax would they need to put on junk food to make the price point so high that people would think twice about buying it?

I think this would be a pretty big problem. Look at booze and smokes. They have more than 100% tax and people still buy them in drives (especially booze).

I don't think your going to be able to implement a tax high enough to cut out junk food. If they were to start with something like 10% or 20%, it would be nothing more than a cash grab.

That being said if they weren't actually trying to curb obesity and only wanted to get more money to cover the health care expenses. Then it might work.

peterboro
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join:2006-11-03
Peterborough, ON
said by zod5000:

If they were to start with something like 10% or 20%, it would be nothing more than a cash grab.

Or a reallocation to Ontario's health care budget to offset the disproportionate costs associated with obese people.