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    jt1135

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    Fat tax down under

    Post  jt1135 on Wed May 08, 2013 6:55 pm

    http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/05/08/Australia-implements-tax-on-high-fat-foods/2051368050916/

    So if you Aussie's want to eat cheddar cheese, sausage or butter its going to cost you more. No more hollandaise sauce for you poor bastards.
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    Kiwigolfer

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    Re: Fat tax down under

    Post  Kiwigolfer on Thu May 09, 2013 3:09 am

    What a ridiculous policy. Tax foods with greater than 2.3% saturated fat? Saturated fat may not be the healthiest but saturated fat doesn't necessarily make you fat. That means cheese, milk, meat, eggs and even potentially chicken will be targeted. Typical of the bullshit 'nanny' state that you get under a Labour govt.
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    Re: Fat tax down under

    Post  Mongrel on Thu May 09, 2013 8:36 am

    The older I get, the more irony I see in many socio-political situations. Take this fat tax trend in the westernized world, for example. Now I can afford not to have to eat that cheap crap food that contains all that bad stuff, thank God. But millions subsist on it. Why do you think McDonald's thrives? High fat foods are the staple diets of the poor. Now increase the prices of that food and the poor will become more poor and need their dole increased in order to survive. Also, governmental mandates for healthier foods will put a crimp in the overall food supply driving up the prices even further. To the point that there will be no alternative but to let the poor starve. Or, more likely, they will revolt in an attempt to get enough food whether its high fat or haute cuisine. The irony is that the politicians who push these crap measures are voted in by the masses of ignorant poor who don't have a clue that their Governing Heroes are total shit-heels who don't give a damn about anyone but themselves and their wealthy and influential supporters.

    I must admit that when I can get out of the office during the middle of the day, nothing pleases me more than to stop at a Burger King and get a plain Double Cheeseburger and small fries for around $3.00.
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    Re: Fat tax down under

    Post  Poe4soul on Thu May 09, 2013 11:15 am

    Mongrel wrote:The older I get, the more irony I see in many socio-political situations. Take this fat tax trend in the westernized world, for example. Now I can afford not to have to eat that cheap crap food that contains all that bad stuff, thank God. But millions subsist on it. Why do you think McDonald's thrives? High fat foods are the staple diets of the poor. Now increase the prices of that food and the poor will become more poor and need their dole increased in order to survive. Also, governmental mandates for healthier foods will put a crimp in the overall food supply driving up the prices even further. To the point that there will be no alternative but to let the poor starve. Or, more likely, they will revolt in an attempt to get enough food whether its high fat or haute cuisine. The irony is that the politicians who push these crap measures are voted in by the masses of ignorant poor who don't have a clue that their Governing Heroes are total shit-heels who don't give a damn about anyone but themselves and their wealthy and influential supporters.

    I must admit that when I can get out of the office during the middle of the day, nothing pleases me more than to stop at a Burger King and get a plain Double Cheeseburger and small fries for around $3.00.

    At your age I would guess a nice sold crap would please you more. Laughing

    Did anyone see the latest on the whole cholesterol/heart attacks and gut bacteria. I'm not convinced our Medical Industry knows much about some of these conditions. http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryhusten/2013/04/24/another-cleveland-clinic-study-links-tmao-to-atherosclerosis/
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    Kiwigolfer

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    Re: Fat tax down under

    Post  Kiwigolfer on Thu May 09, 2013 2:00 pm

    Mongrel wrote:The older I get, the more irony I see in many socio-political situations. Take this fat tax trend in the westernized world, for example. Now I can afford not to have to eat that cheap crap food that contains all that bad stuff, thank God. But millions subsist on it. Why do you think McDonald's thrives? High fat foods are the staple diets of the poor. Now increase the prices of that food and the poor will become more poor and need their dole increased in order to survive. Also, governmental mandates for healthier foods will put a crimp in the overall food supply driving up the prices even further. To the point that there will be no alternative but to let the poor starve. Or, more likely, they will revolt in an attempt to get enough food whether its high fat or haute cuisine. The irony is that the politicians who push these crap measures are voted in by the masses of ignorant poor who don't have a clue that their Governing Heroes are total shit-heels who don't give a damn about anyone but themselves and their wealthy and influential supporters.

    I must admit that when I can get out of the office during the middle of the day, nothing pleases me more than to stop at a Burger King and get a plain Double Cheeseburger and small fries for around $3.00.

    The other irony in NZ when they tried to ban fatty foods from school tuck shops was they looked at the fatty crap being sold in the Parliamentary canteen and the number of overweight and obese politicians. Hypocritical swines.

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