Nikolai wrote:ko wrote:Nikolai wrote:If you want $1,000 mud cakes, may I ask you why are you penalizing me because of some people, perhaps, eat too many of them? In fact, I don't touch them, find them disgusting, but my kids like them and I buy them from time to time for one reason or another. Why should I, lean and in good form, pay $1,000 for a cake? Can you please explain?
Mate nobody is forcing you to buy a mud cake, just like nobody is forcing anybody to smoke.
That's not what I asked (like 57 years ago?).
Let me rephrase then: Why do you think I have to pay for someone else's stupidity?
To turn the tables around, why are you forcing me to avoid eating mud cakes because at $1000 a pop I can't afford them?ko wrote:However like smoking, high sugar and processed foods have a detrimental impact on society and should be taxed.
Taxes have solved drinking and drug problems. Therefore, taxes will solve the obesity problem. Is this your argument?
Taxes haven't solved drinking and drug problems. At no point did I say taxes would be the only and best solution but if you honestly think taxes aren't going to help the obesity problem there isn't any point in us discussing this further.