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La Isla Del Gordo: Puerto Rico Considers Tax For Obese Children

JONATHAN TURLEY

painting1Puerto Rico is considering an extreme response to childhood obesity: a fat tax. Sen. Gilberto Rodríguez Valle has introduced a bill to fine parents of obese children as a form of neglect. The bill suggests that fines would be imposed when the obesity is viewed as a form of neglect though that can be a very difficult line to discern.

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