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Japans Fat Tax
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Posted 6/24/08
that's a terrible idea, I don't like fat peoples, but it's retarded to impose tax on them.

it'll never happen in America.
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Well, I read somewhere that 65% of all americans are fat so if that law applies in America then there is lots of fine to pay.

I am happy that I am not fat.
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lol...
Posted 6/24/08
As a former fatass, I don't think that's a cool idea. I was horribly overweight ten years ago, but lost 70 lbs , by the time I was 15. I remember being fat and I hated it. I hate it when people make fun of fat people. It's the last acceptable from of bigotry. It wasn't taunts or jokes that made me lose all my weight and start lifting weights.

I wanted to better myself and to get girls, and that's exactly what I did.
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giveanendtothis wrote:

i wonder if they'll try that in our country... but im sure they will... TAX == GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS POCKET MONEY.... thats how they do it in our country..
Umm well technically taxes do pay government officials salaries.


NiNaBoN wrote:

If we try it here...we will have 100% failure into making people lose weight.
Hmm yeah there is that possiblity. But hey let people be fat and have to pay more taxes, it is a great way to pay off the national deficit.

So either we get healthy or we break even, it is a win win.


Gt-racing wrote:

that's a terrible idea, I don't like fat peoples, but it's retarded to impose tax on them.

it'll never happen in America.
For now it is, but you underestimate the cost of giving the american people universal health care. That is why they are doing it in japan. That way the government can afford the health care.


vittoriano wrote:

As a former fatass, I don't think that's a cool idea. I was horribly overweight ten years ago, but lost 70 lbs , by the time I was 15. I remember being fat and I hated it. I hate it when people make fun of fat people. It's the last acceptable from of bigotry. It wasn't taunts or jokes that made me lose all my weight and start lifting weights.

I wanted to better myself and to get girls, and that's exactly what I did.
Ummm... you fail to mention why this is a horrible idea. What you do not realize is that more and more people are adopting the philosophy of "I don't care what the world thinks", and as a result they get fatter. But that aside, how is charging people for being unhealthy a bad thing? If our country was healthier universal health care would be a much more feasible idea.

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do we get a Tax Rebate if we loose weight?
Posted 6/25/08
omg omg!! lol!! I think that's a great idea, They should do this world-wide or something!
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nortonpang wrote:

Hmm they gotta start doing that in America. o__o America...is so freaken obese..its sad.


and australia.. apparently australia's the fattest nation now.. O.O

fat tax.. hmm.. interesting.. just a thought though, what if some people get so paranoid about gaining weight or going overweight that an anorexia/bulimia crisis happens?!
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seems pretty fuckin gay if you ask me.
there are way to many fags and metros in japan who are skinny anorexic bitches. and they want to encourage that!?
good idea my ass.
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deiina wrote:
fat tax.. hmm.. interesting.. just a thought though, what if some people get so paranoid about gaining weight or going overweight that an anorexia/bulimia crisis happens?!

I was thinking along the same lines. It's like the government says:

"Hey, you don't fit into our idea of how a person should look, so we're going to punish you".

I think a fat tax is a horrible idea, not because I don't want fat people to be healthier, but because more and more, society would be lead to believe that everyone needs to be the same, or everyone needs to be 'perfect'. People should not be ashamed of themselves for being fat. It's part of who they are.

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Posted 6/25/08

demonsheep87 wrote:


deiina wrote:
fat tax.. hmm.. interesting.. just a thought though, what if some people get so paranoid about gaining weight or going overweight that an anorexia/bulimia crisis happens?!

I was thinking along the same lines. It's like the government says:

"Hey, you don't fit into our idea of how a person should look, so we're going to punish you".

I think a fat tax is a horrible idea, not because I don't want fat people to be healthier, but because more and more, society would be lead to believe that everyone needs to be the same, or everyone needs to be 'perfect'. People should not be ashamed of themselves for being fat. It's part of who they are.



yeah i agree.. i also think that it's a little bit narrow minded.. i mean some people are obese for various reasons.. [e.g. psychological, physiological factors]. if anything, the government should tackle the possible causes of obesity.. (e.g. through higher health standards, subsidy in healthier products[though this could be economically inefficient] etc). plus i think it would create more discrimination...

*goes off to listen to 'big girls' by mika*
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Posted 6/25/08
LMAO that's so weird and mean. But funny.
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vittoriano wrote:

As a former fatass, I don't think that's a cool idea. I was horribly overweight ten years ago, but lost 70 lbs , by the time I was 15. I remember being fat and I hated it. I hate it when people make fun of fat people. It's the last acceptable from of bigotry. It wasn't taunts or jokes that made me lose all my weight and start lifting weights.

I wanted to better myself and to get girls, and that's exactly what I did.

Ummm... you fail to mention why this is a horrible idea. What you do not realize is that more and more people are adopting the philosophy of "I don't care what the world thinks", and as a result they get fatter. But that aside, how is charging people for being unhealthy a bad thing? If our country was healthier universal health care would be a much more feasible idea.




It's bigotry.Are we going to charge smokers too? Besides, there is nothing free about universal health care. You still pay out the ass for taxes, instead of doctor bills. I'm a Libertarian, I don't trust the government with anything, especially not my health. That's why I work out constantly, eat healthy and take massive amounts of supplements. It's up to the individual to get healthy, not the government telling you to get healthy.
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Posted 6/25/08
Whoa that's funny. xD
America definitely needs it.
Posted 6/25/08
i don't think a half bad idea. America should do that
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