About Fat Tax

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Americans of all shapes and sizes—yes, including you—will be required to present themselves every year (sometime between January 1 and April 15) at an official government weigh station. This weigh-in will establish your body-mass index (BMI). If that number is 25.5 or higher—officially overweight—you will have to pay a federal “fat tax” on top of you normal income tax. The exact amount would depend on how overweight you are and how much you earn. See the table below.

INDIVIDUAL ANNUAL INCOME: $100,000 or less
FAT TAX (PER BMI POINT ABOVE THE LIMIT): $500
INDIVIDUAL ANNUAL INCOME: 100,001 to 500,000
FAT TAX (PER BMI POINT ABOVE THE LIMIT): 1,000
INDIVIDUAL ANNUAL INCOME: 500,001 to 1,000,000
FAT TAX (PER BMI POINT ABOVE THE LIMIT): 5,000
INDIVIDUAL ANNUAL INCOME: 1,000,001 and above
FAT TAX (PER BMI POINT ABOVE THE LIMIT): 10,000