Great Britain, home of the Magna Carta, has transformed from the greatest empire on Earth to the world’s largest nanny state. British politicians are considering a “meat tax.” For the chidrens.
A ‘meat tax’ which would almost double the price of a packet of sausages should be brought in to prevent thousands of Britons dying each year, health experts said.
Researchers at Oxford University set out to determine the level of tax needed to offset the healthcare costs of eating red and processed meat. They calculated that increasing the cost of red meat by 14 per cent, and processed meat by 79 per cent would prevent the deaths of nearly 6,000 people each year and save the NHS nearly £1 billion annually.
It would mean a £2.50 packet of sausages would rise to £4.47, and a fillet steak increase from £5.50 to £6.27.
As most of you know, I’ve been abiding by the Atkins diet for three years now. The diet has users eliminate carbs in favor of meats, eggs, and cheese. I lost forty pounds in 2015, and while I did gain some back, I am currently sitting at 192 pounds – two pounds heavier than I was in the police academy.
The war against meat is a farce. If Britain really wanted to make a difference, it would tax carbohydrate rich foods and sugary drinks. I’m not advocating that because I’m not a limey fascist; just noting the hypocrisy in Britain’s decisions.