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    Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

    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
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    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.


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    Re: Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

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    Re: Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Translation:

    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.


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    Denmark has a 4.8 unemployment rate and an average tax rate of 40% compared to ours of under 30%. How does being wrong all the time feel?
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Denmark has a 4.8 unemployment rate and an average tax rate of 40% compared to ours of under 30%. How does being wrong all the time feel?
    What was that you said about being wrong all the time?

    DK's unemployment... is almost double you quoted number, and hasn't been near 5% for years.

    The village of Denmark has 8.3% Unemployment.
    November 9, 2012.

    http://www.google.com/publicdata/exp...k+unemployment
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    Re: Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Denmark has a 4.8 unemployment rate and an average tax rate of 40% compared to ours of under 30%. How does being wrong all the time feel?
    Unemployment is higher than that, but that is due to the world wide crisis that started in the US. It is about 6% seasonally adjusted for both men and women. It actually hit just above 2% for men just as the **** hit the fan over in the US.

    As for the fat tax.. the idea is great, but the way it was implemented had too many unwanted consequences.... it was simply too complicated, as in it targeted specific fats instead of foodstuff. What they should have done and still might, is to target food stuffs like cola, chips and so on, instead of transfats and what it is all called. The main problem was that the fat tax also hit stable traditional danish foods, which pissed off people.
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    Re: Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    As for the fat tax.. the idea is great, but the way it was implemented had too many unwanted consequences…
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    Re: Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    As for the fat tax.. the idea is great, but the way it was implemented had too many unwanted consequences.... it was simply too complicated...
    1. Unemployment in DK is 8.3% as of Nov. 9, 2012.

    2. ROTFLOL... what does Parasite Nation do but make life perversely complicated. They create a huge bureaucracy... which empowers Parasite Nation.

    3. Parasite Nation likes to tell you what to do because you are too stupid.

    4. I don't want to hear any supporters of Parasite Nation tell me taxes do not suppress activity.

    5. "the way it was implemented"... is a typical Parasite Nation cop out... they want to have people believe it really, really works... we just had the wrong leader... (the disclaimer was way ahead of you...)

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    Re: Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

    Danish unemployment figures

    Registered unemployment: Hovedtal - Statistics Denmark

    The following is the official release.. its in Danish

    http://www.dst.dk/pukora/epub/Nyt/2012/NR546.pdf

    Unemployment is 6.3%.
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    Re: Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

    a fat tax is an incredibly stupid idea.

    if being morbidly obese , having heart problem, diabetes, and a whole host of physical problems isn't enough to deter people from stuffing sweets down their gullet.. a tax isn't going to either.

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