So who will decide the standard for what constitutes as a “junk food” item?
Larry Summers, chair of the White House National Economic Council when the 2009 stimulus was developed, suggested that President Obama will eventually tax and regulate junk food to drive people to eat more healthily — although he dinged First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy foods initiative.
“I think there is no question that the way Americans eat and what Americans weigh is a big contributor to health problems and it’s a big contributor to health costs,” Summers said on Morning Joe today.It’s not the agenda now, but I think at some point you’re going to see tax measures and regulatory measures that are going to be directed at helping people be healthier. That’s just going to happen and I think it’s probably a good thing when it does.”
Help you. All this just to help you. You see, silly citizen, you are not able to manage your own life. You must be helped and corrected by Mr. Leviathan through taxes and regulation. It is for your own good and you will be better off for it. So take your nourishment cube and shut up.