Skip to comments.Nevada assemblyman proposes fast food tax
Posted on 02/16/2013 8:43:44 AM PST by redreno
The price of many fast food items would tick up slightly if one assemblyman's bill makes it through the Nevada Legislature.
Democratic Las Vegas Assemblyman Harvey Munford introduced Assembly Bill 122 during the floor session Thursday. The bill proposes a 5-cent tax, paid by the customer, for each item over 500 calories.
Munford says he hopes the tax would deter people from eating out so frequently. He adds that the revenue would be directed to helping hospitals and improving Nevada's education system.
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How about a tax on abortions then, Einstein?
Obviously this guy has no experience in accounting or setting up register systems. Basing a tax on calories? Top that burden with increase in minimum wage and healthcare rules who in their right mind would want to own a hamburger joint?
Just make EBT cards non-functional in ‘fast food’ restaurants and society would be amazed at the weight loss in targeted populations.
Totally clueless to how the real business world works.
Here in Indiana they are wanting toincrease the $ valuation of farmland and estimate an additional $57 million in revenue!
That is $57 million taken from producers and given to non-producers.
Just make EBT cards non-functional in fast food restaurants and society would be amazed at the weight loss in targeted populations.
My first job was bagboy in a bad neighborhood. I was astonished that the vast majority of the grossly fat patrons were on food stamps. How is it that the poor in America are the grossly fat people and the rich are, as a general rule, much more reasonably proportioned? I have always wondered if an eating disorder was part of a larger issue that also included an inability or unwillingness to work for a living.
Heres a clue. When your thighs have no visible separation until below your knees, youre grossly fat.
We still have smokers, we have people who abuse alcohol/drugs, we have people who won't exercise, and we have people who chronically eat garbage. It's tragic, really, but these people should not be singled out and punished with taxes.
Sir, represent all the people, not just your more capable friends.
I propose a tax on all legislation be charged to the original authors of said bills. Double the tax if it doesn’t affect themselves or if they are exempt from it.
If this clown wants to get anywhere in Nevada politics he had better make sure that Taco Bell is exempt.
The real reasons for this clown’s bill to raise taxes can be determined by Google+Democrat+taxes+spend.
Osama Obama actually had a good idea a few years back that I'm sure this clown would love.Osama said that one way to help our economy is for people to scratch Las Vegas from their list of vacation destinations.How do ya like *them* apples,Harvey old boy?
yeah.... great idea Einstien try to deter people from eating out and putting money into the cities economy.
So all you blue collar workers getting off shift in Elko or Winnemucca, when you’re buying that burger and fries and get sticker shock... remember... a democrat did that.
Yes, and everyone else who votes for it!!
Incredible. And this mental midget works in a state that lives on the tourist industry and is just digging out from the last Obama disaster.
Here's a question. Is "fast food" any less healthy than the standard casino buffet? Those all-you-can-eat ones are probably worse for your health than Wendy's or Burger King. How well would a tax on casino buffets go over with the mob bosses?
Mr Munford (b: 1940) is a retired Las Vegas school teacher and former pro basketball player with the LA Lakers.
Remember the mantra of the left about getting Republicans out of their bedrooms? I want Democrats out of my LIFE, period!
If people dined out less often, there would be room for this slut in all the restaurants, so he could dine out as often as he does without waiting.
Idiot. Bill is DOA. Much of Nevada’s economy depends on dining out.
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At the rate food prices are going up, people will stop dining out altogether.
Fast food places can make portions smaller to meet 499 calories.
All the tax revenue would be lost due to the price of accounting. What will it cost to amend the system to even accept the nickles?
Liar. You know 5 cents won't change anyone's behavior. It's just the next revenue grab from our licensed thieves.
Just put a fat tax on people. Everyday your BMI is over 26 its a dollar. Over 30 it’s 5 dollars.
That should solve everything, correct liberals?
The following bills are under consideration in Oregon:
HB 2905 - Birdseed Tax
HB 2687 - Mandates car headlights on at all times
HB 2352 - Celebrates Dull & Boring Day. (Sister City program)
HB 2331 Tax on soda pop
HB 2427 - Bans canola oil farms
SB 113 - Civil penalty to use a plastic bag in a grocery store
Republicans should vote no, but also need to be preparing advertising for the next election cycle:
“You voted for Democrats & this is what you got. Maybe you need to re-think things in the next election!”