Use complete sentences and save this form to KSpall’s folder on www.saveschoolwork.com. Lastname.Sintax.doc or write our your answers and turn in at end of period.
Reference Websites: Use these websites and others you find on your own. http://micurl.com/dvEii (Sin Taxes in Chicago)
http://micurl.com/jejjk (History of Sin Taxes)
http://micurl.com/bnlzt (President Obama’s recent comments on taxing soda) http://nofoodtaxes.com (Americans Against Food Taxes)
http://www.peta.org/feat_taxmeat.asp (PETA explains why we should tax meat) http://micurl.com/zeEwx (surgeons who are pro sin tax)
Define the issue: In your own words answer the following.
What is a sin tax?
Give two examples of sin taxes from history
Provide three examples of sin taxes that currently exist in America:
Provide two arguments that show the benefit of a sin tax and then a counter argument. Read examples. Include who would argue for and who would provide the counter argument. Cite your source. You may need to do additional research on your own!
|Argument for a sin tax |Counter argument | |Lawmakers for the sin tax say that a tax will discourage kids from |Americans Against Food Taxes says that taxing food will not prevent kids| |drinking sugary, high calorie beverages. |from eating or drinking bad food. It says that these taxes will just | |(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124208505896608647.html) |increase the stress of people | | |because they will have to pay more for what they want. | | |(http://nofoodtaxes.com/) | |...