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-- -- That's gonna cost him because under new -- flooding and watching -- -- taxes on homer alone would pay down the entire national that a new.
Government sponsored study showing that -- facts.
Would help -- obesity crisis ago a long way toward resolving our financial crisis.
Now on Agriculture Department official is a grain and -- and what they're calling out that's happened.
Any -- Burton says that sense as a right now passing what do you make of this I guess -- -- it is.
That if you tax food based on it said.
I guess calories or.
But some extensive how bad it is for you you could make a killing and and you could stop bad behavior and make the governments of money just like cigarettes and an event.
The right -- the last thing we need is more taxes.
So this is just a bad idea all around you can't just tax someone to force them into good behavior it didn't work with cigarettes it didn't work -- -- -- they argue with cigarettes -- -- Did I agree with you about but I they argue that.
That -- you know smoking is way down.
And we've made it so prohibitive for smokers that.
Look at -- -- -- You know I don't agree with that because if you look at the socio economic classes of smokers.
It's not the rich people that are necessarily mean the majority of smokers and so I just I disagree that it attacks have anything do with that I think education have something to do -- -- And we educated people about how horrible cigarettes were -- -- And I think we've also sort of had some public -- -- of cigarette smokers that he has met in airports can't Smith.
An eating establishments when -- food being -- things like that don't.
That's our -- except instinct that's a very good point that be careful what you start -- here because what goes with.
Forbidding smoke you're making it much more costly leads to for British -- -- absence so I could actually be arrested for.
Eating -- -- at the corner of 48 since that's what someone to do many times.
But but that's -- -- an extension of the.
It's free choice I think it's free choice what she decide to put into your body is your free choice in this country but the smoking -- So desperate I in this case that that.
That could -- secondhand smoke is dangerous and all that so.
I'm not hurting anyone.
Outside of -- cells.
Eating all of this bad stuff.
-- it did they might be offended by Alley -- -- to be a sloppy there.
But admitted that is not making a compromising their health what do you make of that argument -- them.
Right definitely that I think there's a flip side I think if we tax calories I think we could actually be hurting some people who are doing the right thing some.
Athletes I know I've run some some distance races in my past and I had to consume a lot more calories in so why should those people who are doing a healthy activity.
Be punished by having a calorie tax.
And the part of the problem as well is.
What you start taxing you don't stop taxing and is the cigarettes -- was found out.
When fewer of them were fearing -- taxed all the more on those it was still smoking.
So it it it's you know it it has an on ending nature to it it's whistles don't.
I don't start that -- I think what we shindig was and is there should be more education and parents should teach their children how to eat healthy.
Because this study was based on childhood obesity which is a horrible epidemic but the more education we have.
Then the better off we're going to -- we're going to be able to make better food choices and maybe we ought to help the farmers the local farmer said that fresh fruits and fresh vegetables.
Are easily available readily available and a lot less expensive than taxing other types of -- that we don't want people eat so encourage good eating.
But dis courage bad eating but not with taxes.
Burden Bernard Ashley thank you very much that's American thank you out --
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