Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Terribly troubling: "Fat Tax" on butter...

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #31
    bissen:

    i seriously love your country, and had it been easy to immigrate there, we would live there. it's so lovely in denmark.

    ----

    yes, i have issue with these laws, but here in NZ, it's a 15% flat tax on everything. it's the Goods and Services Tax. SO, everything has a high tax on it. I still eat everything, you know? even though it's taxed 15%. And i still buy more expensive, higher quality stuff.

    but, i also have issue with any kind of "sin tax" per se -- because the fact is that it's not going to deter people and those taxes usually don't go to anything in particular.

    anyway. . . what do i know?

    Comment


    • #32
      Originally posted by davem View Post
      So do flat taxes, but people are enamored with that as well.
      Not the "Fair Tax." It give a "pre-bate" to those living under the poverty line.

      Comment


      • #33
        Originally posted by SPD View Post
        I wouldn't worry overmuch about it being adopted in the US, the dairy and beef lobby is strong. Even if it does and it doubles the price, it's not like I'm ever going to use margarine again.
        Cities and states have already started doing this in the US.

        And remember the slippery slope. Today, butter-- tomorrow, red meat?

        Comment


        • #34
          They should tax all artificial food before attacking real food. Just sayin'.
          Crohn's, doing SCD

          Comment


          • #35
            Originally posted by Roach View Post
            Denmark also taxes prostitution. This is just another step in their government's "Let's tax everything awesome" initiative.
            All workers should pay income tax.
            I blog :http://raisinggodzillas.blogspot.com/
            Like me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/...17134571662261
            "We have all the food groups- meat and chocolate".

            Comment


            • #36
              Originally posted by gojirama View Post
              All workers should pay income tax.
              No workers should pay income tax.

              Comment


              • #37
                Originally posted by Grok View Post
                Flat taxes exclude food.
                Depends.

                My current favorite is trying to figure out the Mass. sales tax on clothing. On the surface there is no sales tax on clothes. However, I've been told that if a single item is more than $100 it will be taxed. I bought an $800 suit, no tax. Another suit, similar price, on sale - taxed. I bought a $112 pair of shoes - no tax. A $75 dollar pair of pants netted me taxation on Saturday though. How's that for consistent?
                My Fitday public journal.
                Me vs. Russian Boar, hunt is on Aug. 20th. WHAT'S MORE PRIMAL THAN THAT?!
                Recently survived Warrior Dash, New England.
                Game Developer, ex-Chef, long time Fatbody.

                Comment


                • #38
                  Even living in the world's capital of knee-jerk liberal nanny law idiots (California), I am outraged!
                  Ancestral Health Info

                  I design websites and blogs for a living. If you would like a blog or website designed by someone who understands Primal, see my web page.

                  Primal Blueprint Explorer My blog for people who are not into the Grok thing. Since starting the blog, I have moved close to being Archevore instead of Primal. But Mark's Daily Apple is still the best source of information about living an ancestral lifestyle.

                  Comment


                  • #39
                    I posted this on another thread, but it seems to have been lost among other discussion, so I'll repost it here on this thread...


                    Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

                    (AFP) 7 hours ago
                    COPENHAGEN Denmark said Saturday it would scrap a fat tax it introduced a little over a year ago in a world first, saying the measure was costly and failed to change Danes' eating habits.

                    AFP: Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

                    Comment


                    • #40
                      Originally posted by astronmr20 View Post
                      I agree with you,

                      But you can vote for larger or smaller government; more silly regs or less silly regs. More tax or less tax.
                      Since the US just had their elections can you tell me which of Romney or Obama was for smaller gov, less tax and less regs? Otherwise, what use is voting?
                      A steak a day keeps the doctor away

                      Comment


                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Bushrat View Post
                        Since the US just had their elections can you tell me which of Romney or Obama was for smaller gov, less tax and less regs? Otherwise, what use is voting?
                        Yes, that would be none of the above.

                        Comment


                        • #42
                          Governments never want to admit they are wrong. Conspiracy theories aside, once the US government decided that the food pyramid was the way to go, all discussions to the otherwise fell upon deaf ears.

                          Basically they are saying that "this is right because we are the government and we say so", damn the evidence, full speed ahead.
                          Randal
                          AKA: Texas Grok

                          Originally posted by texas.grok
                          Facebook is to intelligence what a black hole is to light
                          http://hardcoremind.com/

                          Comment


                          • #43
                            Soon we'll be taxed for eating anything that isn't the whole-grain animal feed that they'll poor into our trough.

                            Comment


                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Bushrat View Post
                              Since the US just had their elections can you tell me which of Romney or Obama was for smaller gov, less tax and less regs? Otherwise, what use is voting?
                              Well, there's always local elections. Everyone should go to the pulls if for no other reason than that. Local politicians, ballot measures, etc...it's hard to truly influence things on a federal level, but you can have a huge impact on the local level...and that CAN spread out and affect other areas over time.

                              Also, there are always third parties. Johnson, the libertarian candidate, got 1% of the vote. Doesn't sound like much, but he highest amount a third party candidate has gotten in recent history. I may just be optimistic, but I'd like to think we're starting to see some cracks in the two party monopoly.

                              Comment


                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Grok View Post
                                I posted this on another thread, but it seems to have been lost among other discussion, so I'll repost it here on this thread...


                                Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

                                (AFP) 7 hours ago
                                COPENHAGEN Denmark said Saturday it would scrap a fat tax it introduced a little over a year ago in a world first, saying the measure was costly and failed to change Danes' eating habits.

                                AFP: Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax
                                Bravo to them. Here in the US, they woulda been looking at all those fact they stated and instead of dropping the tax woulda just subsidized the product and made a mandate that everyone has to buy their stuff in country or face a tax...or fine, excuse me..

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X