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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.

The tax is based on the amount of saturated fat in a food product. A government official says the tax will tack on about $0.15 to the price of a burger—and raise the price of a small package of butter by about $0.40.



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

The tax is based on the amount of saturated fat in a food product. A government official says the tax will tack on about $0.15 to the price of a burger—and raise the price of a small package of butter by about $0.40.



Government Officials Impose 'Fat Tax' | Fox News
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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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.

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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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.

Im sorry sir, your toast doesnt come with butter or margarine. Thats extra...........
 

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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.

Since when is eating a steak a sin?

Since when is smoking tobacco a sin? It's a colloquial term...
 

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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:

I'm not sure if any of them hold water. But I agree with you completely that if one does, then so does the other.
 

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Since when is eating a steak a sin?

Since when is smoking tobacco a sin? It's a colloquial term...

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No sin tax is justifiable.

I don't feel strongly one way or the other, but I do feel strongly that we shouldn't pick and choose which 'sins' are fair to tax or not. Hackneyed rationale that certain activities are fair game but others are not is unfair.

Plus, a Big Mac habit will kill and disable you faster than my Marlboros will.
 

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Since when is smoking tobacco a sin? It's a colloquial term...

See edited post

No sin tax is justifiable.

I don't feel strongly one way or the other, but I do feel strongly that we shouldn't pick and choose which 'sins' are fair to tax or not. Hackneyed rationale that certain activities are fair game but others are not is unfair.

Plus, a Big Mac habit will kill and disable you faster than my Marlboros will.

Uh, no.
If you eat at McDonald's three times a week but otherwise work out and have a healthy diet you'll be fine. If you smoke 3 packs a week you're going to die from emphysema or lung cancer or the like regardless of what else you do.

The whole business is not only stupid and counterproductive (Denmark is a big cheese producer) but typical of nanny state nonsense.
 

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Since when is smoking tobacco a sin? It's a colloquial term...

See edited post

No sin tax is justifiable.

I don't feel strongly one way or the other, but I do feel strongly that we shouldn't pick and choose which 'sins' are fair to tax or not. Hackneyed rationale that certain activities are fair game but others are not is unfair.

Plus, a Big Mac habit will kill and disable you faster than my Marlboros will.

Either way it's not the business of the fucking government if you smoke, drink, or eat too much.
 
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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.

The tax is based on the amount of saturated fat in a food product. A government official says the tax will tack on about $0.15 to the price of a burger—and raise the price of a small package of butter by about $0.40.



Government Officials Impose 'Fat Tax' | Fox News

Great more ideas for the big govt fans to take our money...thanks manifold I blame you if....oh wait i live in MA :lol: I can't blame you ;)
 

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