Let them eat cake, don’t let them drink coke!

29Oct15

Why does Public Health England want the government to bring in a sugar tax of up to 20% on soft drinks?

They say the tax will reduce obesity. If soft drinks are more expensive fewer drinks will be sold but what about people who can afford to pay the extra, will they care if a can of soft drink costs a bit more?

For most of recorded history, rich people were fat. Poor people were thin. In the developed world today, the polar opposite is true. Numerous studies show that low-income children and adults are far more likely to be overweight than those of greater means.

A sugar tax could fix the anomaly of fat poor people. Is it social engineering designed to control the poor? Do Public Health England think the peasants are revolting?

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