Would you like to get the kosher tax monkey off your back? And save 20 to 30 percent on your grocery bill? (A word of caution: even if you do get the kosher tax monkey off your back, the kosher tax circus is still in town. So watch it.)
Now, the big question is: What can you do with a kosher tax scam that has fooled shoppers for over 100 years and is big business, making billions of dollars a year?
Happily, there are a few things you can do right now.
1. First of all, you’ve got to see the funny side. This is most important because the kosher tax scam has been going on for over a 100 years, so you’re not about to make revolutionary changes. So have some fun. Treat it like a big (con) game, which it is. It’s a bigger con game than the Ponzi scheme perpetrated by jailed Bernie Madoff (who only screwed customers for $65 billion). Get on their backs…be the monkey you’ve always wanted to be. 🙂
2. Now that you’re in the right frame of mind, play the game with your friends. At the coffee shop, (while looking at a butter or jam container, or the paper coffee cup), casually ask them: “What’s this symbol mean?” Ironclad guarantee: they won’t know, although it’s in plain sight. My family doctor, she’s smart, and she didn’t know. Imagine: If you told one friend a day, and that friend told a friend, do you know how many people would know about this kosher tax scam in one month? And if you know about the scam, then it’s easier to do something about it.
3. Play the game with the manufacturers. Write to manufacturers to ask them what the symbol on the Quaker oatmeal means. If they reply (they probably won’t), note their evasive answer. It’s just one more proof the kosher tax is a scam! But take their answers anyway. Send them to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll display them on this site (without your name and address if you wish to remain anonymous).
4. Go to kosher certification sites that show Alerts, e.g., here and here. Find the business enterprises that have been recently declassified as kosher because the cost was too high. Write to these companies and congratulate them on their wise decision to save you money.