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18087 Woodingham Drive Southfield, MI March 4, 2009 Ms. Catherine Arnst, Assistant Editor Business Week 105 Fifth Street New York, NY 10531 Dear Ms. Catherine Arnst; I agree with your article about putting taxes on rich foods. I think it’s a great idea to tax people on “junk food”. This is a great idea because obesity cost U.S. businesses $45 billion a year in medical expenses and lost productivity. One thing that businesses hate the most is losing money on unnecessary things. Junk food is the most unnecessary of them all. One thing that was I agreed with in the article was making people spend more on things, would get them to stop buying that certain product. One example that she used in the article was that high tobacco taxes cause a decrease in tobacco usage. The usage went from 42% in 1964 to below 20% now. That is a great number to look at. I think that the success with high prices on tobacco is what they want for junk food. She thinks that high prices on junk food will help
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2011 for the course LIBERAL AR 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Oakland CC.

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