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    (Original post by jammyd)
    They should alter their eating habits then.
    Where does the extra money come from?
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    (Original post by kildare)
    Where does the extra money come from?
    Why not just tax the middle classes more so the government can subsidize healthy caesar salads for working class people? Obvious.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Why not just tax the middle classes more so the government can subsidize healthy caesar salads for working class people? Obvious.
    sounds like an idea!

    caesar salads on tony!
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    (Original post by serendipity)
    Is it true that labour are planning a tax on so-called "family foods" like butter and bread?

    EDIT: lol, excuse the spelling in the thread title! Maybe a mod would be so kind as to change it for me??
    I think I read something about a tax on Fatty foods to try and curb obesity .. which is a good idea, its for the good of the people :P
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    (Original post by kildare)
    Where does the extra money come from?
    Eh?
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Why not just tax the middle classes more so the government can subsidize healthy caesar salads for working class people? Obvious.
    Sounds good.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Correction. Highly likely with Gordon Brown in charge of the "ministry of thievery and redistribution"
    A modern day Robin Hood :rolleyes:
    Blissy, redistribution doesn't suggest fairness, it suggests communism.
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    (Original post by jammyd)
    Eh?
    It costs more to eat less fattening foods (generally)
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    (Original post by serendipity)
    A modern day Robin Hood :rolleyes:
    Blissy, redistribution doesn't suggest fairness, it suggests communism.
    Not really, no. Every governement in the word engages in redistribution.
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    (Original post by adelz)
    I think I read something about a tax on Fatty foods to try and curb obesity .. which is a good idea, its for the good of the people :P
    I prefer being able to determine what's best for me myself, without it being thrust upon me by some half-witted Labour government.
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    (Original post by kildare)
    It costs more to eat less fattening foods (generally)
    I don't know about that. I think 4 apples would be cheaper than 4 mars bars.
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    (Original post by serendipity)
    I prefer being able to determine what's best for me myself, without it being thrust upon me by some half-witted Labour government.
    Well yes, but the governement are the ones who have to pay (in the vast majority of cases) for the extra healthcare needed for people as a result of their obesity.
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    (Original post by kildare)
    Not really, no. Every governement in the word engages in redistribution.
    And the redistribution of wealth suggests the eradication of the class system which is a major socialist policy.
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    (Original post by jammyd)
    I don't know about that. I think 4 apples would be cheaper than 4 mars bars.
    True. But I mean more in terms of common lunch/dinner/supper meals.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Correction. Highly likely with Gordon Brown in charge of the "ministry of thievery and redistribution"
    Rubbish. This is a 'new' Labour government.
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    (Original post by serendipity)
    And the redistribution of wealth suggests the eradication of the class system which is a major socialist policy.
    I think the vast majority of people would accept that the eradication of the class system is a 'good thing'.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Why not just tax the middle classes more so the government can subsidize healthy caesar salads for working class people? Obvious.
    Middle classes? It's the super rich you want to tax, they don't spend it anyway. It's the middle class who is always hardest hit by depression and such, taxing them more will hurt.
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    (Original post by serendipity)
    And the redistribution of wealth suggests the eradication of the class system which is a major socialist policy.
    You said communism, isn't that different to socialism?
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    (Original post by kildare)
    True. But I mean more in terms of common lunch/dinner/supper meals.
    Perhaps - when I next do my weekly shop i'll look into it.
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    (Original post by kildare)
    Well yes, but the governement are the ones who have to pay (in the vast majority of cases) for the extra healthcare needed for people as a result of their obesity.
    since when have "family foods" like bread caused obesity? This is just an extra stealth tax.
 
 
 
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