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.
“Against this background, the government and the (far-left) Red Green Party have agreed to abolish the fat tax and cancel the planned sugar tax,” the ministry said.
AFP: Denmark to scrap world’s first fat tax
I guess they did not figure in the consequences
Added cost to the businesses
People shopping elsewhere
jobs at risk
Higher prices on everything
Look at what we see here with using ethanol with the government wanting a higher percentage in fuel.
It takes more gas to go anywhere
It takes a gal and a fourth to produce ethanol
Food prices go up
And yes there is talk of a fat tax here as well