Fast Food and Health Care Taxes

Did you know that 30% of all franchised outlets in 1977 were food franchises? That’s interesting that one-third of all franchises in the United States are food related, and a good many of them are fast food. Why fast food you ask? It’s simple, we live in a fast paced society with cars and roads, and people get hungry along the way and want to stop and get something to eat really quick, and then move on.

Not long ago, the state of New York wanted to pass a tax on all fast food, because of the health risks, and the increase of obesity factor that these QSRs (quick service restaurants) supposedly caused, which will inevitably drive up health care costs if everyone gets diabetes. The United States Congress liked this rule, and they are proposing regulations and taxation’s on fast food restaurants as well.

This will severely hurt the franchising industry, and there are more than 250,000 fast food restaurants in the United States. Each one of them probably hires between 20 and 25 people on average. Are you beginning to see the economic impact that such a rule could have? Now some say that if the government is going to provide healthcare for everyone they must control the diets of all the humans within their civilization otherwise they can’t afford the health care costs.

This is a real problem because on one hand the government is saying they’re going to provide healthcare, and they are going to tax all of us to pay for it. But since taxing all of us won’t pay for it all, they want to tax all the fast food restaurants. This will put people out of business, decrease the number of jobs, and fewer people will be able to pay the tax to provide healthcare.

Meanwhile, we are taking away the personal choice of what you eat, what you drink, and in the future I hope they will take away our right to what we think and what we say. That’s why I have posted this article today; rather than waiting till tomorrow. Please consider all this.

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