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To: mrsmel
I think you are right.

(From sniffing around...)

"..called lead author, Rep. Mayhall, and asked if this was serious legislation or tongue-in-cheek to make a point. He kindly took a moment to answer my question while the legislature was in session. He said that while, regrettably, he doesn’t believe his bill will pass, this is serious. He wrote it, he said, because of the “urgency of the obesity crisis and need for government action.” He hopes it will “call attention to the serious problem of obesity and what it is costing the Medicare system.”

So, yes, this is for real and these elected officials actually believe this stuff."

21 posted on 02/01/2008 8:31:52 PM PST by Leisler
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To: Leisler

Yes, they really introduced it, but it has about as much chance of passing in Mississippi as gay marriage does. They know this, they’re grandstanding. The casinos, with their popular buffets, would oppose it, for starters.


30 posted on 02/01/2008 8:36:57 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Leisler

“..called lead author, Rep. Mayhall, and asked if this was serious legislation or tongue-in-cheek to make a point. He kindly took a moment to answer my question while the legislature was in session. He said that while, regrettably, he doesn’t believe his bill will pass, this is serious. He wrote it, he said, because of the “urgency of the obesity crisis and need for government action.” He hopes it will “call attention to the serious problem of obesity and what it is costing the Medicare system.”

So does it only apply to people on medicade, medicare? If so, it would almost make sense. They should cut off their food stamps too though and make them do some useful form of work for all that money they are getting.


107 posted on 02/04/2008 9:15:34 AM PST by Michael Knight (Young loner in a dangerous world of liberals who operate above the law.)
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