Charging per calorie would definitely change the way people eat but I think doing so would cause even more harm than good. While the idea has good intentions, which are to make people eat healthier by forcing them to look into different options, I think this would cause great harm to our economy. Businesses, like McDonald's, have a lot of employees who rely on that job to bring in money to take care of themselves and their families. If a Big Mac cost $13.20, McDonald's would lose a lot of business from people who cannot afford to eat there, which may require them to get rid of some employees who rely on that job for money. If those workers suddenly have no money, they cannot go buy things from other businesses and then those businesses would be in jeopardy as well. Overall, this would just harm the American economy. It could also go the other way, if fruits and vegetables barely cost anything, the farmers who grow them would not be able to keep producing them at such a low cost. This would force the American farmer to shut down their business and get rid of all their workers. At a time when we should be creating more businesses and jobs to help boost our economy, we should not be doing things like this that could do even more economic harm. Also, I do not think it is the government's responsibility to control what we consume. Just like how some people believe women should have the right to control their own bodies when it comes to abortion, I believe we should have the right to control what we eat- even if it is unhealthy.

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