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Sin Taxes: An Opposing Viewpoint

I came across an article that expresses an interesting take on “sin taxes.” Proponents of sin taxes (taxes on cigarettes, alcohol, soda, fatty foods, etc.) talk about public health benefits, but isn’t that still about money at the core?  What I … Continue reading

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The Nutella Tax

If you’re like me, part of the appeal of traveling and visiting new places is the FOOD. And vacationing in Europe is expensive enough as it is, but by the time I get a chance to visit, all I’m going … Continue reading

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Bullet Tax?

If Cook County board president, Toni Preckwinkle, has her way, it’s going to be more expensive to buy bullets in Chicago.  She is pushing for a $.05 per bullet tax to take effect as a means of curbing violent crime in a city that … Continue reading

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Denmark’s “Fat Tax” is Losing Support

  I was sad to learn that the Danish government is second guessing the “fat tax” that just made it on the books last October.  They are finding that Danes are crossing the border for tax relief.  They are crossing into neighboring countries (Germany, … Continue reading

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AMA Supports Soda Tax, On One Condition

While there is no silver bullet that will alone reverse the meteoric rise of obesity, there are many things we can do to fight this epidemic and improve the health of our nation.  Improved consumer education on the adverse health … Continue reading

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The Soda Tax

It doesn’t rank all that high on our list of tax problems.  Maybe you don’t even know you’re paying it.  But at least 35 states already impose taxes on sugar-sweetened sodas.  Soda is believed to be one of the reasons we’re so fat … Continue reading

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Denmark’s “Fat Tax”

It’s bad enough that the tastiest foods are always so bad for you, now in Denmark they are getting more expensive too. Beginning October 1st Denmark initiated it’s new “fat tax,” which increases the price of certain foods by 16 … Continue reading

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