22 December, 2003

Sin Taxes

Gee, I can't possibly imagine why people think Californians are a bunch of nut jobs.

Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown says one way the state could generate more revenue and solve its budget woes is to levy taxes on unhealthy behaviors such as drinking and eating junk food.

In an interview Saturday with KCBS, Brown said one such tax would be "a nickel or maybe a dime on every drink of alcohol that is poured. That I think would generate a lot of money. Secondly and more difficult but equally helpful would be a tax based on the unhealthy quality of foods."

Look, can we just tax stupid people? That will generate plenty of money, and I think we should be reimbursed for having to deal with the things these people do.


  1. How about we just stop subsidizing things that are bad for people. Like high fructose corn syrup!

  2. mmmmm.....high fructose corn syrup!