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Old 09-29-2012, 11:57 PM   #41
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Imagine how much more pleasant naturalist beaches would be if obesity was much less widespread.

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Old 09-29-2012, 11:59 PM   #42
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Against. The only way I would support a tax on junk food is if food companies got a tax incentive or something of the like to lower the price of healthy food. That way the poor aren't practically forced to buy junk food.


Tax unhealthy food and use it to subsidize healthy food? Might solve world hunger, come to think of it...
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:00 AM   #43
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Tap water is practically (for drinking purposes at least, or if you have a well like I do) free and a filter for your tap water can be obtained at a reasonable price. Bulk chicken is cheap as **** and also healthy, and there are tons of vegetables that can be obtained at reasonable prices.

Today you learned that healthy food can be cheap too.
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:02 AM   #44
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Companies don't have your health as their best interest. The government should, as (if general public health isn't good enough) it could potentially cut down on obesity and diet-related hospital visits, thus reducing costs.

The government shouldn't be paternalistic. And you, as an adult in full possession of your mental faculties, should be fully able to make healthy choices. That said, no one should force you to make healthy choices.

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Tap water is practically (for drinking purposes at least, or if you have a well like I do) free and a filter for your tap water can be obtained at a reasonable price. Bulk chicken is cheap as fuck and also healthy, and there are tons of vegetables that can be obtained at reasonable prices.

Today you learned that healthy food can be cheap too.
Actually, vegetables are becoming expensive in many parts of the US. You're better off if you have a small garden and grow many of your own veggies.
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:06 AM   #46
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lol, yea. I can go to Wendy's and get two double cheeseburgers, fries, and a frosty for under $5
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lol, yea. I can go to Wendy's and get two double cheeseburgers, fries, and a frosty for under $5

That's a damn lie!

Aren't the single burgers like $3.50 alone?
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The government shouldn't be paternalistic. And you, as an adult in full possession of your mental faculties, should be fully able to make healthy choices. That said, no one should force you to make healthy choices.

But the food industry does everything it can to sway you towards those desicions, to change the culture of eating, because unhealthy stuff is profitable.
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That's a damn lie!

Aren't the single burgers like $3.50 alone?

No, they sell double cheeseburgers for 99cents here.

A medium fries is $1 and a frosty is $1.50
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No, they sell double cheeseburgers for 99cents here.

A medium fries is $1 and a frostie is $1.50

A cheep little McDonalds hamburger is $2 here. If you want a flimsy piece of cheese on it you're looking at $2.50. I won't even tell you the price of a double cheeseburger.
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No, they sell double cheeseburgers for 99cents here.

A medium fries is $1 and a frosty is $1.50

Oh nevermind I think I had that and it was really dry but okay for the price. The Dave's ones are amazing but $3.50
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Actually, vegetables are becoming expensive in many parts of the US. You're better off if you have a small garden and grow many of your own veggies.


Even better. People grow their own food and become more independent.

That being said, chicken and water without any veggies is still healthier than a number 2 from McDonalds.

Also, according to Wal-Mart's website canned corn is 86 cents a can, which is pretty cheap considering it's 3.5 servings
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No, they sell double cheeseburgers for 99cents here.

A medium fries is $1 and a frostie is $1.50

Taco Bell has a 79, 89, and 99 cent menu. McDonald's and BK have dollar menus. I have no financial incentive to buy healthier food, not that I have the means anyway. I'm not fat. Taxing junk would just break me. Luckily, I have weened myself off of pop and I drink more tea now. I bought a two liter of Mt Dew last night, it's just over halfway empty, six months ago I would have finished it by 1 PM today.
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Also, according to Wal-Mart's website canned corn is 86 cents a can, which is pretty cheap considering it's 3.5 servings

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Corn is a very high-glycemic sugary starchy empty grain. Canned corn is even worse. But thanks for the nutrition advice.

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Even better. People grow their own food and become more independent.

That being said, chicken and water without any veggies is still healthier than a number 2 from McDonalds.

Also, according to Wal-Mart's website canned corn is 86 cents a can, which is pretty cheap considering it's 3.5 servings

Do you know how much sodium is in canned vegetables? Any nutritional value vegetables have is offset by the amount of salt put into canned product.
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Taco Bell has a 79, 89, and 99 cent menu. McDonald's and BK have dollar menus. I have no financial incentive to buy healthier food, not that I have the means anyway. I'm not fat. Taxing junk would just break me. Luckily, I have weened myself off of pop and I drink more tea now. I bought a two liter of Mt Dew last night, it's just over halfway empty, six months ago I would have finished it by 1 PM today.

Yea, I've been surviving on Taco Bell, and those little pizzas at Pizza Hut since school started. Also some food off of food trucks outside on school.

I don't really drink much soda though (Maybe once or twice a week ). I'll usually just get a Gatorade or Powerade.

I'm not fat at all. I would be pissed if they started taxing that stuff.
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