All they would do is take money from poor people (making them poorer), straight into the government’s bank account without doing anything to tackle the actual problem (such as encouraging people to take a break from sitting on their arse watching crap reality shows, or playing call of duty, and getting some damn exercise).
Items that would be affected are already expensive enough for what they are, without some jumped-up food-nazi TV Chef’s nanny-state taxes being whacked on top of them.
Most 45g Chocolate bars cost around 60p now (were around 45p when I was a kid)…. 330ml cans of soft drink are around 59p to 70p now (up from 39p-45p when I was a kid)…. and 1litre tubs of Ice cream are around £2.50 to £4.
For a selection of American articles on why Sugar Taxes are a load of crap, CLICK HERE.
Oh, and while we’re at it, can we drop the tax on Whiskey, as last I heard it was around 70%+ of the total cost of the stuff…. and according to a Health food freak website I came across, is actually very healthy for you as long as you don’t make a regular habit of getting totally rat-arsed on the stuff.