Fat People Should Pay More Taxes

Fat People Should Pay More Taxes

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#1 Feb 25, 2010
I know it sounds mean, but dont insurance companies charge drivers that are more prone to accidents? Young people, males, etc...If you are fat you are more likely to clog up the healthcare system because of weight related issues. The Fat Tax should be used to offset such costs. And the fatter you are, the more you pay.

I mean come ON, dO YOU really want to be the guy sitting next to the 300 pound grandmother that smells liks bad urine, or good cheese, and you spend the entire trip trying to decide if it is cheese and if so what kind....
Sam

Fayetteville, NY

#2 Feb 25, 2010
That's a very good idea. Fat people consume more food, health care dollars, space, fabric for clothing, sewage, etc. They emit a strong odor, which pollutes the air. They take more time off from work because of health issues. They are slower than other people at work and their low self-esteem makes being around them depressing. A Fat Tax is a reasonable approach. Fat people are a drag on society and should have to financially compensate normal people.

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#3 Feb 25, 2010
we can call it, Skinny welfare...
Large Marge

Manlius, NY

#4 Feb 25, 2010
either that, or healthy, fit people should get tax breaks. This would encourage people, even coloreds, to eat better.
My opinion

Fayetteville, NY

#5 Feb 25, 2010
I am skinny but I think this is so stupid you could argue that skinny people should be forced to pay more. We live longer and take up more social security in old age and whatever else they spend our taxes on.
FatPeopleDo

Manlius, NY

#6 Feb 25, 2010
If purchased on their own (not as a part of a group health plan) Life Insurance, LTDI, and health insurance do cost more for fat people, moron.

Maybe they should institute a stupid tax. Then you'd see the gov't swimming in money.

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#8 Feb 26, 2010
My opinion wrote:
I am skinny but I think this is so stupid you could argue that skinny people should be forced to pay more. We live longer and take up more social security in old age and whatever else they spend our taxes on.
really? its stupid? well make the argument to me how it costs more to be skinny, we are all waiting...Make that leap for me.
Lol

Antwerp, NY

#9 Feb 26, 2010
There's always something that puts someone at a higher risk and makes them a drain on the system. Smokers, drinkers, stupid drivers, complete morons, etc.

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#10 Feb 26, 2010
seems only fat people are against this...
Chuck P

Manlius, NY

#12 Feb 27, 2010
It's a proven FACT. The fatter/heavier you are the more prone you are to diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression and multiple other conditions. As the population continues to get fatter/heavier, the need for more medications goes up and that cost to insurance companies ultimately gets past on to............you. Whether your fat or skinny, the cost goes to you. The fact that fat/heavy people are driving up the need for treatment are driving up the cost for insurance. Healthy people should be given tax breaks for not adding to the nonsense and it would give incentive to the fat/heavy people (well some) to strive to be healthier. As America grows heavier, the insurance costs rise. Yes, the insurance companies are ripoffs, but the fact of the matter is, a large part of it is a result of a much heavier America.

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#13 Feb 27, 2010
Chuck P wrote:
It's a proven FACT. The fatter/heavier you are the more prone you are to diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression and multiple other conditions. As the population continues to get fatter/heavier, the need for more medications goes up and that cost to insurance companies ultimately gets past on to..........you. Whether your fat or skinny, the cost goes to you. The fact that fat/heavy people are driving up the need for treatment are driving up the cost for insurance. Healthy people should be given tax breaks for not adding to the nonsense and it would give incentive to the fat/heavy people (well some) to strive to be healthier. As America grows heavier, the insurance costs rise. Yes, the insurance companies are ripoffs, but the fact of the matter is, a large part of it is a result of a much heavier America.
Well played old chap well played....
Said A

Fayetteville, NY

#14 Feb 27, 2010
I_Gets_It_In wrote:
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Well played old chap well played....
Take away the fat people and the impact on total health care expense would drop by 30%. It totally sucks that normal people have to subsidize overindulgent fat people who can't exercise any self-control and like to use the old "tyhroid" excuse for their fat issues. Give me a break! Maybe what we ought to have is a whole state designated just for fat people. They could form their own government and pay wicked high medical expenses, build fat people houses, super big chairs, XXXXL clothes, etc.
Fat Albert

Clifton Park, NY

#15 Aug 17, 2014
Said A wrote:
<quoted text> Take away the fat people and the impact on total health care expense would drop by 30%. It totally sucks that normal people have to subsidize overindulgent fat people who can't exercise any self-control and like to use the old "tyhroid" excuse for their fat issues. Give me a break! Maybe what we ought to have is a whole state designated just for fat people. They could form their own government and pay wicked high medical expenses, build fat people houses, super big chairs, XXXXL clothes, etc.
A place like that already exists. It's called the Mohawk valley.
Ray Seakens Ghost

Clifton Park, NY

#16 Aug 18, 2014
Said A wrote:
<quoted text> Take away the fat people and the impact on total health care expense would drop by 30%. It totally sucks that normal people have to subsidize overindulgent fat people who can't exercise any self-control and like to use the old "tyhroid" excuse for their fat issues. Give me a break! Maybe what we ought to have is a whole state designated just for fat people. They could form their own government and pay wicked high medical expenses, build fat people houses, super big chairs, XXXXL clothes, etc.
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