http://www.msnbc.com/news/927301.asp?0sl&cp1=1&cp1=1 So who supports the "Fat Tax"? I think it may be a good idea if a 1% tax was added to purchases at fast food restaurants, but on the other hand, don't your high taxes already account for the money needed for the healthcare system to help fat-related diseases? In Canada it does, or it should. The strain of fat people on our healthcare system has already been accounted for, I would think. Fast food didn't just sneak up from behind us like Michael Jackson at a daycare. We've known about the effects for so long that I'm sure your taxes already account for the negative effect of fatty foods on healthcare. But on the other hand, it would make fast food eaters responsible for their eating habits. And isn't this just a band-aid solution? If you really want to solve the problem, its better to educate people about fatty foods and health, rather than patch things up with another patch.