Originally Posted by limitme
how about no subsidies?
But just look at how much money those companies are benefiting from
These guys have sufficient money to lobby and buy off any politician. The idea that the US government would stand up against the big money earners is somewhat naive.
I doubt it's going to happen
and while we're at it get rid of income and sales tax as well.....
let people keep the fruits of their labor....
now that is crazy talk....
Unfortunately I don't think it will work. If you give most people a choice cheap sweet food now and trouble (cancer/diabetes/heart disease etc) 40 yrs later I think most people would go for the cheap beer, the cheap fructose/sugar sweetened sodas, the reason food manufacturers slap sugar/HFCS/ into every possible food item is to get people addicted to sweetness and have them craving for more.
While of course we should be working to reduce, end corn subsidies we must take URGENT ACTION now to stop the current diabetes epidemic. Over 50% of US adults have at least one indicator of metabolic syndrome No system of insurance or health provision is going to be able to cope with the health disaster that is looming. Preventing people over consuming calories by increasing the price of the most easily consumed sweetened beverages and cheap beer is a simple target that would not be taxing food but taxing nutritionally empty calories.