Taxing Fast Food

New Jersey may want to tax fast food:

The thought of taxing a Big Mac or a Wendy’s burger came up at a New Jersey Hospital Association meeting where Gov. Jon S. Corzine was asked if it could be an option to help fund struggling hospitals. At the meeting, he reportedly called it a “constructive suggestion.”

A spokesperson for the governor, however, told CBS 2 on Wednesday:

“The governor is open to reasonable solutions to help solve our financing problems, but there are no plans for any fast food tax.”

So, New Jersey, How’s that one party rule treating you?  As a side note, the medical community are starting to get awfully meddlesome.  Do we really want these guys suckling at the government teat more than they already do, so they have even worse incentives to demand government force us to be healthy, or else?

2 thoughts on “Taxing Fast Food”

  1. NJ hospitals are getting pretty desperate because they’re losing a ton of money providing government-mandated medical care for illegals, while government reimbursements continue to fall.

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