Translation: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.
"The fat tax and the extension of the chocolate tax -- the so-called sugar tax -- has been criticised for increasing prices for consumers, increasing companies' administrative costs and putting Danish jobs at risk," the Danish tax ministry said in a statement.
"At the same time it is believed that the fat tax has, to a lesser extent, contributed to Danes travelling across the border to make purchases," it added.
...Denmark's Confederation of Industries has described as a bureaucratic nightmare for producers and outlets.
AFP: Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax
1. Tax increases costs jobs. Think Obama and his taxing the wealthy (job creators), ObamaKare.
2. The nightmare of Red tape kills jobs by increasing costs.
3. Related to businesses... they will move when facing a hostile environment where it makes competing difficult.
Obama welcomes you to Parasite Nation; brought to you by a Amerikan Socialists, Parasites and Ignoramuses.
Hey! Why are you leaving?
Hey! Why are your firing people?
Hey! How come you increased prices 15%?
Hey! How come you're closing your business?
Parasite Nation comes with consequences.
Support your Parasite Nation.
Demand someone pay for your crap today!
Because... They didn't build that.
Brought to you by the Union Of Soviet Socialists of Amerika.
We do not take responsibility
for failures due to socialism.
Next time elect a leader who
can implement the system.