It has been proven in the past that heavy taxation does not stop folks from buying things they like, but does that stop them? NOPE! Lets just make everything expensive to buy, and drain whatever
$ the average American has left after the bad economy.
I made the comment of "US of England" due to the fact our taxes are starting to mirror England's. On the table next, is heavy taxation of candy and snack foods, than anything that is not "trendy" diet foods, just like in England!