Letters: Educate, don't limit


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  • George New York, NY
    April 30, 2013 5:06 p.m.

    @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.

  • Steve Cottrell Centerville, UT
    April 29, 2013 3:18 p.m.

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

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    April 29, 2013 11:59 a.m.

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

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    April 29, 2013 10:18 a.m.

    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.

  • Curmudgeon Salt Lake City, UT
    April 29, 2013 6:55 a.m.

    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.