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Another Fat Tax? Good Grief!

Just yesterday we told you about our latest op-ed, which stressed the key role of personal responsibility in keeping yourself fit and healthy. This message came not a moment too soon. On Monday the Indiana House of Representatives saw the introduction of a bill that would levy a whopping 11.5% tax on foods that don’t meet arbitrary nutritional standards. What bill author Rep. Charlie Brown (yes, that really is his name) probably doesn’t realize is that Yale professor Kelly Brownellthe intellectual godfather of the “Twinkie tax”admitted he’s not sure if this kind of tax would, you know, work.

Our advice? If he really wants Indianans to fight obesity, maybe Charlie Brown should show them how to kick a football.

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