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New Jersey Governor Considering a Fast Food Sin Tax

Would a Fast Food Sin Tax Be Discriminatory?

New Jersey, home to Atlantic City's gambling and boardwalk, also has a governor who's considering introducing a "sin tax" on fast food as a way to raise money for struggling hospitals. The suggestion, though not a new one as Detroit talked about it in 2005, was conceptualized by Amy Mansue Children's Specialized Hospital. Her idea made a good impression on NJ Gov. Jon S. Corzine but Senate President Richard J. Codey said he'd be against this type of tax and said, "That's a tax on poorer people and people with kids." Consider how this type of tax would affect your lifestyle if it were introduced in your state — whose side would you be on?


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