New Taxes on Junk Food and Sodas, and a Man Found Too Fat to Go to Prison

Will using a junk food tax to subsidize healthy foods lower calories consumed? No.

RAND: Taxes on sodas do not reduce obesity. But a very large tax might.

600-pound man found too fat to go to prison.  He ordered huge meals and ate most of them before complaining and refusing to pay.

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  1. Ken says:

    What other crimes do you suppose this guy could commit and still be too fat to go to prison?

  2. Joe S. says:

    These “crimes” seem to be food theft crimes. What if he stole money or killed someone?

  3. Larry C. says:

    Glad to see that nanny state taxes don’t work. Now, maybe all the busybodies will find something else to do.

  4. Juan O'Malley says:

    He wasn’t stealing food. He was fighting anorexia.

    You can’t send someone to jail for helping America avoid an anorexia epidemic.

  5. John Goodman says:

    Juan, always glad to see a sense of humor. People on the left are usually such dour and humorless sorts.

  6. Virginia says:

    If he’s skinny enough to go to restaurants, I bet he’s skinny enough to go to prison.

  7. Devon Herrick says:

    An article in the British press suggests junk food is as addictive as drugs. It’s not uncommon for drug addicts to attempt to steal drugs (or money to buy drugs).

    If you follow their logic, then this guy is addicted to food so he attempts to steal food.

    However, I’m not sure I believe that junk food is addictive.