Hey everybody, I believe that foods containing large quantities of processed fructose, (sugars) alcohol, and fried carbs are clearly unhealthy. (Not that there aren't other unhealthy foods but there is controversy as to the risks.) The economic costs to the public (in healthcare costs and in productivity losses) are greater then all the profits that company's make by selling unhealthy foods.
Now some may argue that government interference with the free market is an attack on freedom. To this I say 1. that the in the preamble of the constitution It mentions the right to life BEFORE the right to liberty or the pursuit of happiness. 2 we already subsidize and tax lots of other stuff for less compelling reasons. 3. Companies can't sell their products without public investment (roads bridges police etc.). Therefore it is only fair that company's payback the public the FULL economic cost of there products.