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Foolish Fat Tax Reappears

The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s (CSPI) Michael Jacobson continues his crusade for a “Twinkie tax” on high-calorie food in this month’s CSPI newsletter. Jacobson says the reason for the tax is to “fund health campaigns,” but that’s not really what’s behind this movement. The real thinking behind the “Twinkie tax,” as expressed by Yale Professor and Center for Science in the Public Interest board member Kelley Brownell who first proposed the tax, is to sharply increase the cost of high-calorie foods so they will be priced out of reach.

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