Thursday, May 1, 2008
New Jersey wants to tax the fat
INDSOR, N.J. (CBS) ― The sputtering economy has caused an increase in prices of many staples including gasoline, rice, ice cream, even beer. Now some lawmakers in New Jersey are considering taking food taxes a step further and install a proverbial "sin" tax on fast food. Yes, the idea of marking up your favorite fast food burger or pack of fries is actually being tossed around, and it's not settling well with many residents.
Normally I would jump through a flaming hoop to make fun of New Jersey. The state is just a embarrassment. It is the land of the douchebag, and oompa loompa's live there. But I think New Jersey imposing a fast food tax is a great idea.
Americans are way too fat. To bad T-Rex went extinct, because fat people would be a prefect T-Rex snack. Skinny people like me would be able to escape killer dinosaurs, but fat people would just be tasty chicken mcnuggets.
Since we don't have dinosaurs, I think a fast food tax is brilliant. Just like the cigarette and the gas tax, people are going to buy the item no matter what. Is a fatty really not going to order a double whopper when it has to pay an extra dime? I'm pretty sure fat are still going to eat, and be fat. So I think this a good way for the state to earn some cash. And who knows, maybe some fat ass will actually stop eating fast food because of this.