A tax on the fat?

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    Denmark is going to impose a tax on the fat content of fatty foods. I guess it's just like any other sin tax.



    Government Officials Impose 'Fat Tax' | Fox News
     
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    The sheep in Denmark just love the government telling them what to do every second of every day don't they?
     
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    Chris Christie better stay away from Denmark!
     
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    I get so tired of do gooders legislating morality. The same thing is happening in this country. Leave me alone to make my own decisions. Socialists can go bite a big one!!!
     
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    If the rationale for other sin taxes holds water, than so does it for this one.

    Likewise, if this one does not hold water, neither does cigarette, alcohol, or other existing sin taxes.

    Frankly, I think a fatty food habit will kill you faster and make you a bigger burden on the healthcare system than either of the above-mentioned...

    For some reason, though, it's not socially acceptable to bring attention to it. :dunno:
     
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    I sense the development of a thriving black market in Denmark's future.
     
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    Since when is eating a steak a sin?

    And no so called sin tax holds water. All these taxes are are the fucking government's ham handed attempts at social engineering.
     
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    Im sorry sir, your toast doesnt come with butter or margarine. Thats extra...........
     
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    Since when is smoking tobacco a sin? It's a colloquial term...
     
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    See edited post

    No sin tax is justifiable.
     

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