Junk food tax misses the point
And yet the authors of this sensational report apparently offer no recommendations to end these insane subsidies. What gives? This seems like too much of a no-brainer to ignore. Especially given that the lead scientist on the report Robert Lustig is known to be “particularly critical of the widespread use of high fructose corn syrup in the United States.”
Isn’t it kind of a scam to start taxing junk food while continuing to pay mega corporations to produce it? Wouldn’t it make more sense to cut off the corporate welfare that keeps junk food artificially cheap?
Personally, the idea of using a junk food tax to create a stream of income for government and their consultant cronies while continuing to foot the bill for twinkie production makes me feel more ill than than that time I downed a deep-fried Mars bar with a Cherry Coke.