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``Sin`` Tax on All Fast Food?

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``Sin`` Tax on All Fast Food?. New Jersey lawmakers actually have a great idea in these times of a crappy economy for once.
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no_need
Female, 18-29, Europe
 471 Posts
Sunday, May 4, 2008 2:47:32 PM
Ugh, give up, Legion5... just calling something a 'salad` doesn`t make it healthy. I won`t go into it, we all know all about the fast food industry already, but suffice it to say that a salad you buy in Maccy D`s is NOT the same as one you make at home with fresh ingredients. Also, you can`t compare self-inflicted conditions with ones which are hereditary or which can occur naturally as a person ages. Fast food is bad for your health in so many ways, not to mention that since its establishment the idea of the family dinner has basically gone out the window. (For clarity, I`m not bashing Americans here... Britain is just as bad and I think fast food should be done away with entirely in both countries)

Sara2307
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 169 Posts
Thursday, May 1, 2008 7:40:49 PM
I hear you, Shortone...Corzine would tax anything and everything if he could. It's virtually unaffordable to live here anymore. This does not suprise me at all...taxing fast food and closing the state parks and forests...there`s how you balance the budget

PopeBenedict
Male, 70 & Over, Europe
 643 Posts
Thursday, May 1, 2008 4:00:37 PM
I don't think any kind of food should have a sin tax. Food is not a sin. Well, except for eating meat on Ash Wednesday and on Fridays during Lent. Now that`s a sin!

Legion5
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 445 Posts
Thursday, May 1, 2008 2:09:56 PM
If you don't beleive me look up the death rates from obesity or heart conditions vs osteperosis for example.

Legion5
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 445 Posts
Thursday, May 1, 2008 2:09:28 PM
Also again the McDonalds grilled chicken sandwitch has a nutrition rating of 62%! And more importantly has a nutrient ratio compliance of 83%. The later is what is more important. It's more important in a healthy diet to have the right ratios of fats carbs dietary fiber etc. You AREN`T going to care that you have a minor iron defficiency when you are diebetic and are getting strokes which paralyze half your body. Yet essential nutrient ratios is what "experts" tend to rate food on...
America has one of the lowest nutrient deffiencies of any country. So yes Mickey D`s food is only "marginally better than average" with these two choices in that dimension, but if you look at america`s problem, these two choices i mentioned are incredibly more valuable than the expert rating of "just better than average", which is why i say they could not be more nutritously sound... in their environment

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