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  1. Mar Matthias Darin

    October 17, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    What I’ve noticed most is the lack of mentioning those that suffer weight issues not from eating but from medical issues like thyroid disorders, cancer, and so on.

    The second issue that I can see is the possibility of discrimination followed by a whopper law suit. Calling it a “fat tax” is an open invitation for a suit.

    It would be better to refer to these items as a “sweets tax” or “luxury foods tax” which is also more applicable to the intent.

  2. Tax Reserves

    August 17, 2010 at 5:39 am

    I’ve noticed that It became a big problem and The chief executive of Sainsbury’s Justin King last week cautioned that a ‘fat tax’ might be applied to some food products by the new coalition government in the next budget, as it looks to cut mounting debt.
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    kathy

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