Taxpayers’ Union Welcomes Key’s Rejection of ‘Fat Tax’
Welcomes Key’s Rejection of ‘Fat Tax’
16 APRIL 2014
The Taxpayers’ Union is
welcoming Prime Minister John Key’s rejection of fat and
sugar taxes ahead of this year's election. Jordan Williams,
Executive Director of the Union, says:
“We welcome the
Prime Minister’s common sense stance. Countries that have
tried to tax tuck shops have failed to make a dent in
harmful consumption and the taxes have turned into revenue
“We encourage Mr Key to go one step
further and cut the taxpayer funding to the groups pushing
activist science, and using public money to promote new
taxes,” concludes Mr Williams.
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