Unhealthy food should be taxed | The Jackal

27 Mar 2013

Unhealthy food should be taxed

Tonight, Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner had a debate on 3rd Degree in which the public could vote on whether unhealthy food like takeaways and soft drinks should be taxed. In my opinion they should be, here's why.

In 1990, National’s so-called Brat Pack, including Bill English, Roger Sowry, Nick Smith and Tony Ryall posed at McDonalds to mimic the mid-80s Labour Fish n Chips brigade... Let's consider this the before photo:

And the after photo:

The Brat Pack after a parliamentary caucus meeting where Bill English was overthrown as Leader of the National party by Don Brash - October 2003.

That's a clear cut case of cause and effect... I rest my case.