And yet another big fat tax
Because it’s not like people in Australia already have to deal with a whole host of ridiculous taxes set way too high by governments that couldn’t buy an ice cream without somehow burning through 100 bucks.
Fast food giants are facing substantial local government rate increases in a bid to tackle the nation’s obesity epidemic.
Dieticians are backing the call by a Melbourne council – to slug McDonalds and KFC outlets up to 400 percent more on their rates.
Pardon my French, but just fuck off already. That goes for those dickheads in the UK and Denmark, too.
Hands up. Hands up anyone who doesn’t know that waffing too many cheeseburgers will make you fat?
Apparently, the government thinks you don’t.
It’s claimed extra money from the rate increases will be poured into health promotion programs.
I don’t give a crap if they mean well or not. What they’ve got to realise is that people are sick of the government telling them what’s best for them.
Seriously, does anyone go to McDonald’s and think it’s the same as eating a salad and jogging 10kms?
Do these government busy bodies realise we already have more than enough people telling us what to do? They’re our wives, our husbands, our parents, our friends, our co-workers, our bosses, that stupid ad on the TV, or even our kids telling us how uncool we are.
The last thing we need when we give ourselves a little treat after looking at a paycheck that’s had the guts ripped out of it, is some faceless douchebag from the government telling us they care whilst helping themselves to even more.
Councils? Just get back to mowing the parks and picking up the 15 useless garbage bins you foisted on us.
PS I wonder if this has anything to do with the ICLEI…