Uruguayan senators discuss taxing potato chips to curb consumption

Posted: November 28, 2012 in Food, News, Stupidity
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You might think that a price of $120 (USD$6.00) for a 400-gram bag was enough to dissuade Uruguayans from eating potato chips, but clearly they love them too much and continue to buy them. So the genius board of miraculous experts is discussing a special “potato chip tax.”

According to Senator Ernesto Agazzi, “I recognize that this is a somewhat delicate issue because it affects freedom of supply and demand, but, unfortunately, often lower-income sectors consume this shit because they’re cheaper.”

Cheaper??? What? Jesus Christ on a cross, man, have you done your own shopping recently?

Anyhow, you can read the official absurdity here. Thanks to BeelzeBob for the link.

  1. ExFedBob says:

    I wonder if it’s an attack on “Big Potato”…if there’s behind the scenes stuff going on against whoever owns the farms that supply the potatoes. That seems more likely to me, but perhaps it’s just that my cynicism expects evil motives more than abject stupidity.

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