Fat Taxes (page 10)

State Senator Wants Parents Punished for Kids’ Extra Pounds

An Illinois state senator who once received high ratings from his state’s oldest Republican organization for promoting and protecting “individual freedom and responsibility” probably has his party leaders…
Posted May 11, 2011 at 12:00 am

California Soda Tax Is a Budget Band-Aid

In a new study today, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) is promoting a penny-per-ounce “sin” tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Supporters of this…
Posted April 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

A Dose of Skepticism for Public-Health Advice

There's no reason anyone should doubt the advice of his or her family doctor. Physicians who know your medical history generally have your best interests at heart. But when…
Posted April 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

Lab Rats on the Hudson

Millions of New Yorkers probably aren’t aware they’re being used as guinea pigs in their state health department’s ongoing (and expensive) social experiments. Don’t take our word for it:…
Posted April 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

New Headache for Public Employees: Menu Control

Leading a healthy lifestyle used to mean following a simple regimen of eating healthy, exercising regularly, and following your doctor’s orders. But today’s government bureaucrats want to punish anyone…
Posted April 5, 2011 at 12:00 am

Lawmakers Shield States From Frivolous Food Suits

There's nothing new about lawsuit-happy activists and trial lawyers trying to sue the pants off of restaurants that have the audacity to serve customers food that they ordered.
Posted March 30, 2011 at 12:00 am

Bureaucrats Hope Soda Tax Will Make It Rain in Sunny California

Big-government bureaucrats in cash-strapped California are hoping to plug their $25 billion budget gap with sin taxes levied on beverages sweetened with sugar. Before undecided California lawmakers decide whether…
Posted March 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

Sin Taxes “Insulting” to Common Sense Citizens

This morning we squared off against Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.” It was the second round of a debate Lazarus sparked last…
Posted March 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

CSPI Gives Washingtonians the Toddler Treatment

It’s no secret that the cost of groceries is rising as fuel prices inch towards record levels. So why is The Washington Post pouring the praise on an…
Posted February 28, 2011 at 12:00 am

How Would You Like to Live an Extra 1.8 Days?

As America’s food police look for support for “Twinkie taxes” on foods they don’t like, they might draw support from researchers across the pond. The big news out of…
Posted November 11, 2010 at 12:00 am