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Topic: Trying (Futilely) To Keep Up
Posted by Everyman - 11:57:31 EST

You can take the Dane out of the pastry, but you can't take the pastry out of the Dane.

Or something like that.


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.

Reason - and sweetness and common sense - prevail in Denmark.

But of course.


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