Are We Making People Obese?
benefits, while also assuring that taxing low-income families because they can’t afford to eat healthier isn’t the right way to go. Foods and drinks are only some of the factors making people obese. There is a lot more that goes into being obese, like not exercising regularly. According to Martin Binks, a clinical psychologist and a CEO of Binks Behavioral Health says, “Unhealthy foods and drinks are only a small contributor to many factors that lead to obesity” (Binks). The opposing side would also say that picking one product won 't make a change. The American Beverage Association said in a written statement, “ Singling out one set of products in such an overly simplistic manner only undermines efforts to combat this complex issue” (“Percent”). Another reason some people are against the idea of a fat tax in the U.S is because the impoverished can not afford to be a lot spending money on food because the government says its bad for their bodies. The article says, “Junk food is much cheaper than healthy food, that’s a fact, people living in poverty don 't have the money buy junk foods and should be punished for it ” (Maris). I believe, however, that picking a variety of unhealthy products would make a difference. If we went about it by taxing particular businesses then we would see major paybacks. Lower-income families would see back their money because the revenue coming in from the fat tax would help welfare programs and be put towards making healthier options