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Published: Monday, April 29 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Tax policy has been used widely to reward or punish --i.e. to incentivize -- behavior, as well as to raise revenue. Would you take away the charitable donation deduction, or the mortgage interest deduction, or the medical expense deduction? How about the taxes on tobacco or alcohol? How about the multitude of loopholes and subsidies for oil and gas companies and other special interest groups?

Taxing processed meats, or soft drinks, or any other substance deemed a threat to public health, does not take away one's freedom. It just makes the exercise of that freedom a little more expensive. Same with taxes on guns and ammo, BTW. If you don't like the tax, don't buy the product.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

I wish we had this same attitude here in Utah when it came to cigarettes and alcohol.

Interesting how education is lost there and the tax tax tax mentality prevails.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Free market my eye. The processed food industry is destroying our health so they can make obscene profits.

Steve Cottrell
Centerville, UT

Do we need a "zion curtain" to hide hot dogs?

New York, NY

@steve cottrell

I think you should try a Zion mustard waterfall instead. Don’t feel so bad I like our mayor in NY but lately he seems to have gone a little mad.

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