The Health-Care Mandate Is Clearly a Tax—and Therefore Constitutional

And yet the tax argument is remarkably simple. Start with the Constitution’s text. Congress’s enumerated powers in Article I, section 8 begin with the General Welfare Clause, which gives the federal government the power “[t]o lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States.”

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Source : The Atlantic 

Crisis doctors fastfood deals ban

“Doctors think it’s inherently unlikely that huge companies that make money from selling high-calorie foods and drinks, like McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, are going to persuade their customers [to eat more healthily]. It’s like asking the petrol companies to say to people, ‘why not go on your bicycle?’. It just does not seem likely that’s going to happen.”

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Source : The Guardian