More 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.”
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(H/T to Against Crony Captialism)