The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

“Obesity” Tax

Sep 14, 2009

Starting September 1, the politicians in Illinois raised the tax on candy and soda to 6¼%. They had the nerve to claim this will cut down on obesity!

But many workers and poor people can’t even find healthy foods like fresh vegetables and fruit in their neighborhood stores. And, when available, those foods are frequently very expensive.

This new “obesity tax” is nothing but a way to take even more money from working and poor people, to fatten banks, big corporations and real estate developers with even more tax breaks and subsidies!