Fat Tax

This is an older article that escaped my wrath but luckily I just found it again.   It seems after one year the Danish have scrapped their fat tax.   Why?  It was hurting the economy and the small businesses.  The stupid tax was on any food containing more than 2.3% saturated fat, as “a potential model for addressing obesity and other health concerns”.  Really?    I could make someone fat with sugar and corn which have no saturated fat.  And what if research shows that saturated isn’t as bad as they said it was (true story)?  The article said products such as butter, oil, sausage, cheese and cream were subject to increases of as much as 9% immediately after the new tax was enacted.  How was that fair?     These are not even processed foods!   This is what you get when you have a government that overreaches to control their population.  It is a model that we are trying to replicate here in the US and we need to show those idiots that push this sort of stuff how it has failed overseas.   “Peter Giørtz-Carlsen, head of the Danish consumer market at Arla Foods—the country’s largest dairy company—said the fat tax has driven consumers toward lower-quality cheeses.”   Ahh, the best laid plans of mice and men and cheese.

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