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Soul food hit by tax man

BurgersHaving watched Super Size Me recently, TS has been put off fast food for life (well, maybe just the occasional KFC).

It’s probably just as well given all the talk there’s been recently on a ‘fat tax’, which has yet to see the light of day here but looks like it is going to make its first appearance over in the US.

The mayor of Detroit plans to introduce a tax on products bought at fast food outlets, aimed at tackling Motor City’s obesity problems and its council’s financial deficit.

Sounds ideal for them, making people thinner and their coffers fatter. We do have our doubts though. Can’t say that we’ve noticed the consumption of booze and fags falling, despite constant increases in tax on the products.

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