Detroit Mayor Considers Big Mac Tax The mayor of Detroit wants people who are growing fat on fast food to get a little lighter in the wallet. Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wants to increase the state sales tax that applies to restaurants. He wants people to pay an extra 2 percent tax on fast food. Critics say the tax would unfairly target the poor and hamper economic development.
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Detroit Mayor Considers Big Mac Tax

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Detroit Mayor Considers Big Mac Tax

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The mayor of Detroit wants people who are growing fat on fast food to get a little lighter in the wallet. Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wants to increase the state sales tax that applies to restaurants. He wants people to pay an extra 2 percent tax on fast food. Critics say the tax would unfairly target the poor and hamper economic development.