Monday, 13 July 2015

"Increase tax on doctors by 20%, say shoppers"

From the BBC:

An extra 20% income tax on doctors and GPs should be introduced to tackle the meddling crisis, British shoppers have said.

They estimate that doctors wasting time on things which are none of their business rather than treating illnesses is causing around 70,000 premature deaths each year.

In a major report on unhealthy obsessions with other people's diets, the consumer's body called for the extra money raised to be used to reduce VAT on luxury food items such as drinks and snacks.

The Food and Drink Federation said the measure would not change diets.

There have been growing concern about the damaging impact of doctors on health. In its Food for Thought report, Britain's mums warn that any 330 page report put out by the BMA and their ilk should be consumed with nine pinches of salt per page and is mostly "empty claims".

The report said taxing specific doctors' groups - such as the tax on dieticians introduced in Mexico - were shown to cut prodnosing by up to half.

Doctors cost the NHS £15 billion a year - more than obesity, alcohol, smoking and physical inactivity combined.


Dick Puddlecote said...

Marvellous! :)

Mark Wadsworth said...

DP, thanks for tweeting.