Congress: End tax deductions for companies that sell junk food to children.
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Rep. Michael Turner

Congress: End tax deductions for companies that sell junk food to children.

    1. Petition by

      Casey Hinds

      Lexington, KY

Did you know that we're actually giving tax deductions out to big companies that go ahead and advertise and market products that contribute to childhood obesity? Congress should support U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich's bill to end tax deductions for companies that sell junk food to children as part of negotiations to avoid a fiscal cliff. We can find a way not only to reduce childhood obesity by blocking these deductions for the advertising, but we can also enable our children's health to be put on a better path, and our country's health to be put on a better path.

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    • Vivica Kraak BAY VILLAGE, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      Because energy dense and nutrient poor foods contribute to an immense health, economic and social burden on our children. They are our future.

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    • Samuel Crump SANTA ROSA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      American children obesity rates

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    • Stephen Morris BERLIN, GERMANY
      • over 1 year ago

      because Junk food is cheap to produce and the companies earn enough to actually pay more tax. Which could then be invested in Medical care for all those damaged poeple.. I like "Junk" food but I also know the dangers involved in eating it, kids do not.

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    • Deborah Mattix FREDERICKTOWN, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      I had to have a gastric bypass to correct the damage done from our junk food. Now the next generation in my family is dealing with the same issues. I believe the junk food has a high cost just not paid at the register.

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    • Courtney Phillips COLUMBUS, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      Something needs to change if we expect this country to thrive economically (health care costs, national debt, etc.)

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