Obamacare Architect Gruber Wants Body Weight Tax

pic_giant_111314_SM_Jonathan-Gruber_0More  reports have been discovered from Jonathan Gruber, the Obamacare “economist” who crafted the bill in intentionally deceptive ways.

In a 2010 report on “Taxing Sin”, he advocates for a body weight tax. But of course, he has to frame it in a way so that it’s doesn’t look like a tax. He writes:

“Ultimately, what may be needed to address the obesity problem are direct taxes on body weight. While it is hard to conceive of this approach being a common public policy tool in the near term, such taxation may be happening indirectly through health insurance surcharges.”

(H/T to Against Crony Captialism)

You Might Like

Comments

As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to edit or remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. The same applies to trolling, the use of multiple aliases, or just generally being a jerk. Enforcement of this policy is at the sole discretion of the site administrators and repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without warning. Guest posting is disabled for security reasons.

You Might Like