More power to them! What separates the U.S.A. from other places is the freedom and choices afforded to its citizens. The problem with criticizing others for their choice being different than yours or wanting them to pay for their choices is that there is no limit.
Some want smokers to pay an extra tax because they don't like it. Others want soft drinks taxed. Some even want plastic grocery bags taxed.
We recycle most of our refuse at my house, but if somebody else doesn't want to then fine. My incentive for it is economics. I pay for trash pick-up and recycling is free.
It's self-righteous people pointing fingers at other people. The best policy is to do what you think best as long as it's legal. Buy a tiny car, don't smoke, don't drink anything. But, lets not have a society where different factions tell other factions how to live or to make them pay when their choices are different.
Sooner or later the fingers will point at everybody and everybody will be criticized or made to pay. Who wants to live like that?
"Whether you like it or not, some regulation is necessary in a country with 340 million people.
I am aware of that, but we passed the point of having enough regulation quite some time ago.
I hope our president can make good of his eliminating 2 regulations for every new one. Also, every politician in Washington and at every level should be required to follow their own regulations. Excepting themselves from ACA was the final straw for me.
Also, I hope he can roll-back all the ridiculous power and regulative authority of EPA, DEQ, etcetera.
America, what a country! Let's make it great, again!