and other related foods? http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/boo...atties-tax-their-food-pay-for-healthcare.html One major area where health care costs have exploded is dealing with all the obese people and the resulting health issues that their unhealthy weight incurs. One of the suggestions is to tax the "sin foods". My question is, at what level? How do we punish only those who truly abuse it compared to others who do not? Throw in Halloween fun, it has been tradition to have lots of junk candy items handed out during this. Yet could a well organized national push turn it into something else? I look at nationalized health care as inevitable. The greedy and selfish will win their rights to the money of those who try harder. The one thing that could help some of us stomach it better is make them earn their health care another way. Eat healthy, be healthy. Penalize people the same way we penalize them for breaking other laws. A blanket tax on sin foods makes others pay for those who abuse. Now granted the fatties will pay more as they consume more but the problem with "sin foods" is that many items will get caught up in this because of some over zealous government bureaucrat. So, the questions are. Tax sin foods? At what level? Similar to a pack of smokes or beer? What do you see as a sin food? What would the easy to identify attribute to classify something as a sin food?