Should State or Government Put Taxes on "Junk" Food?

United States
August 25, 2009 12:03pm CST
The State or Government want to tax junk food such as chips, soda, cakes, and anything considered snack foods or foods that cause obesity. I feel that if they start there who's to say they won't be opening the door to taxing food period. What do you think? No or Yes to taxing food?
2 responses
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
25 Aug 09
Our state doesn't tax all junk food, but they do tax soda. I don't think it is right that they tax certain foods but not all and for that reason I think that they should be able to pick and chose what is taxed. If they are going to make the decision to tax some foods but not all, it makes things difficult. Yes, the food is "junk" food and it doesn't have a high value based on your nutrition, but it is still food. So all in all, I say if they are going to tax some foods they should place a tax on them all, or not tax food at all.
• United States
25 Aug 09
Well I feel that no food should be taxed whether it's based on nutritional value or not. Everything should be eaten in moderation. All I ask if they do place those taxes the money should go toward teaching nutritinal values to people. Thanks
• United States
26 Aug 09
Some state's have been doing this for year's already it's called a snack tax. In fact it has been going in a few state's now for over 20 year's. It's like 8% sale's tax on all snack food's. Where the other taxe's are 5%.