Why not remove the government interventions that subsidized the production of high-calorie foods? For years, our tax money has been used to support the production of high-fructose corn syrup and soybean oil. Tens of billions of our dollars have helped ADM and others spread HFCS throughout our supermarkets. If we really want to increase the costs of these goods, why not start by getting rid of these ridiculous subsidies? Is there any logic in (a) taxing me to help produce soda-pop and then (b) taxing me again for consuming that same soda-pop?
-- Mike Russell
College of Education graduate student