Fat Taxes (page 20)

WHO Wants A Fat Tax?

Every day on Planet Earth, 25,000 people die of starvation. Given this startling reality, one might be forgiven for wondering why the most controversial issue on the agenda…
Posted January 28, 2004 at 12:00 am

Take Two: A Tax On Fat (People)?

Last month a New York Times column seriously proposed that the federal government should slap an extra tax on fat people. Yesterday The Washington Post aired the same…
Posted August 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

A Tax On Fat (People)?

Last month we told you about some of our most ridiculous ideas for what health nannies might one day propose to combat the “obesity epidemic” — including excise…
Posted July 16, 2003 at 12:00 am

Fat Tax Roundup

Like a weed or a virus, health nanny Kelly Brownell’s idea for a “Twinkie tax” on high-calorie and high-fat foods has spread as far…
Posted July 1, 2003 at 12:00 am

Obesity: Individual Problem Demands Individual Responsibility

Center for Consumer Freedom Executive Director Rick Berman joined Twinkie-taxer Kelly Brownell on a panel yesterday to discuss “remedies” for America’s “obesity epidemic.” Brownell began by saying that…
Posted June 11, 2003 at 12:00 am

G’Day! and Cheerio! to ‘Twinkie Taxes’

In a bid to discourage the public from assuming Orson Welles-like physical proportions, medical groups in both Great Britain and Australia are now recommending that their governments add punitive taxes…
Posted June 10, 2003 at 12:00 am

A Taxing Problem

As we all recover from the sting of filing Form 1040, there is something to be thankful for: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has not…
Posted April 16, 2003 at 12:00 am