Have a heart for the poor

12 July 2016

Dear Editor,

It’s one thing to do an education programme on the dangers of excessive use of salt and sugar it’s quite another to raise the price on them. 

How about flour and coffee? Actually how about all the imported processed food at the local supermarkets?

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Are they not all in the same category as sugar and salt?  Why pick on sugar and salt? Is it because those are two of the most purchased processed foods so the government can get the most bang for their buck by taxing these two items? 

Like it or not these items can be used sparingly and not be a health hazard, therefore they should not be in the junk food category. 

What about the overconsumption of beef, lamb and pork? 

They are just as bad as sugar and salt if one pigs out on them.  Your logic on this one is severely flawed P.S Jeffrey and as usual just plain downright heartless to a poor person who’s only affordable pleasure may be a bit of sugar in their lemongrass tea. 

On the other hand I think cigarettes and alcohol should be taxed, taxed, taxed, and taxed some more until no one can afford these things.

Wendy Wonder


12 July 2016

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