What are some government bureaucracies that can be replaced with a punitive tax?

A punitive tax on cigarettes worked great. How about applying this system in lieu of regulations? For example, a tax on sulfur would reduce pollution caused by coal companies. If the same is done towards other harmful chemicals (not CO2) then there is no need for the EPA, right? Suppose carbohydrates and sugar... show more A punitive tax on cigarettes worked great. How about applying this system in lieu of regulations? For example, a tax on sulfur would reduce pollution caused by coal companies. If the same is done towards other harmful chemicals (not CO2) then there is no need for the EPA, right?

Suppose carbohydrates and sugar were taxed. This would encourage people to eat healthier food, resulting in a drastic reduction of healthcare costs. The ketone diet in particular can also lower the cost of food. Cutting the budget for food stamps becomes possible with the ketone diet.

What other government programs or agencies can be replaced with a punitive tax?
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