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Re: [UK news] Proposed "Fat tax"

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Read about it here....



Now tell me I'm way-off here but I predict that, if this "tax" came into existence, people would still buy junk food and I would expect the poorer folk near the breadline to be a significant consumer of such goods.

They would not change their habits and therefore the poor would become poorer and no more healthy.

Does anyone agree? Does anyone see fewer people smoking because duty on cigarettes was increased (for example)?
Maybe it'll create a black market for junk food, just like tobacco.

Shady geezers in pubs selling big macs from france. "Here mate, wanna buy a "Royale"?".
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