The Center for Consumer Freedom says New Yorkers rebelled against Mayor Bloomberg’s “Fat Bureau of Investigation” and efforts to impose “fat taxes”. Despite this good news, they also warn:
The food police are now thinking more broadly, trying to raise taxes on all foods. A study from the National Bureau of Economic Health concluded that taxing certain foods by the calorie reduced intake of foods by participants. Proponents of the tax say that “a calorie tax would get you the biggest bang for your buck.” However, nutritionists and common sense shows that this tax would do little but raise the price of staple food items for the poor. Either way you spin it, the IRS diet just doesn’t work.
See the full article at: http://www.consumerfreedom.com/2013/06/consumers-lose-appetite-for-food-regulations/