Re: Fat Tax for Lean Times
The idea being that, just like cigarette's, taxing something to death will drive people away from using it. It's very "Big Brother", definitely intrusive, and worst, it's regressive. It's a regressive tax. This is going to hit the lower socio-economic bracket hardest.
That's one of the things that kill me. The left is supposed to be for the working poor, but they always seem to be heaping bullshit taxes all over them at the same time. I think it goes back to the reality that these people don't take care of themselves by choice, and the liberals feel that they need to do it for them. They tax them left and right then feed the taxes back to them in other forms, like really super inefficient government programs.
Best just to leave well enough alone...
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