Johnny nailed it when he commented (in response to my blog post about taxing soda to limit obesity):

"I think a better solution would be for the government to take all the money that it currently uses to subsidize the meat industry and use that to improve the heathcare system.

"If people had to pay what it actually costs to get their burgers, fast food would be a lot less popular and people would be a lot healthier because they'd be eating less meat."

Never a truer word has been said!