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Barack Obama's gov't-mandated diet plan (Ruh roh)
Politico.com ^ | 6/10/2009 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN

Posted on 06/10/2009 5:19:23 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies

Any health care reform plan that Obama signs is almost certain to call for nutrition counseling, obesity screenings and wellness programs at workplaces and community centers. He wants more time in the school day for physical fitness, more nutritious school lunches and more bike paths, walking paths and grocery stores in underserved areas.

The president is filling top posts at Health and Human Services with officials who, in their previous jobs, outlawed trans fats, banned public smoking or required restaurants to provide a calorie count with that slice of banana cream pie.

Even Congress is getting into the act, giving serious consideration to taxing sugary drinks and alcohol to help pay for the overhaul.

To some, it smacks of a “nanny state on steroids” — but for others who fret that America is turning into one big Overeaters Anonymous meeting, Obama’s prescription is like a low-fat dream come true.

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1 posted on 06/10/2009 5:19:23 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies; All

Folks, instead of complaining and whining we need to rise up and stop this...


2 posted on 06/10/2009 5:21:13 AM PDT by KevinDavis (http://governorpalin4president.blogspot.com/)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Why would a uhbama hire someone who helped to ban public smoking somewhere?

I mean, our President smokes. There are pictures of him doing all over the place, and he is SUPPOSED to set the EXAMPLE for good health to his nation. After all, we pay for him to have the best doctors at his disposal.

Maybe uhbama should CLEAN UP HIS OWN SELF before he starts demanding that the fatties clean up their act.

3 posted on 06/10/2009 5:22:47 AM PDT by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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To: bamahead; nw_arizona_granny; appleseed; neverdem

ping


4 posted on 06/10/2009 5:23:14 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Republic

Ah, but you forget the mindset of the left.
“ELITIST authoritarian collectivists”

The “elitist” part exempts the “leadership” from the rules they’d impose on others. The reasoning is that complying with those rules would impede their achievement of their lofty goals.


5 posted on 06/10/2009 5:25:54 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Is O exempting linebacker Michelle from his new plans.


6 posted on 06/10/2009 5:26:42 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I can see it now. Calorie credits.

You get a card with your allotted calorie count on it.

Whenever you eat, you have to swipe your card deducting your calories for the month. Once you’re out, you can’t eat any more, unless you “purchase” more calories by exercising.


7 posted on 06/10/2009 5:27:44 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Carley

Hi, I’m Bunny, nice to meet you. Gooniegoogoo.


8 posted on 06/10/2009 5:28:23 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: KevinDavis; holdonnow; SoCalPol; Just Lori; HonestConservative; sono; tiredoflaundry; ...

Amen. Let me guess... halal.

OT: Check it out (scroll down to DOJ headscarf case or as I say, imposing Islam... which is political and ‘above’ any constitution or rights of ‘any’ country):

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/


9 posted on 06/10/2009 5:28:25 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray)
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To: Carley

Who Patrick Ewing?


10 posted on 06/10/2009 5:29:58 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
He wants more time in the school day for physical fitness, more nutritious school lunches and more bike paths, walking paths and grocery stores in underserved areas.

All liberals should be forced to work for any gov't agency for two years. Maybe then they'd sober up.

My rehabilitation plan for Obama would be for him to spend his date-nights at the cafeteria in any federal office building.

11 posted on 06/10/2009 5:34:04 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

The one good thing I read in the article said that they are going to remove junk food from welfare. I, for one, am tired of standing behind a 400 pound woman in the grocery store line who pays for her potato chips and orange sodas with my money. Just sayin....


12 posted on 06/10/2009 5:35:31 AM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: MrB
Yeah, you're sure right about that.

But it just galls me when liberals fail to take their own to the woodshed.

I mean...if President Bush had smoked, david letterman, jay leno, SNL, all the opinion journalists and liberal analysts would have been SCREAMING THROUGH THE ROOF about his filthy, unsafe, damaging to those around him smoking habit. They would have been raising the rafters demanding that President Bush should set a good example for the youth in this nation, etc. You KNOW they would have.

And if President Bush had taken Laura on a date to NY and used the American tax dollar for such a stupid plan THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN LIVID!!! Demanding to know the full cost laid upon the taxpayer.

And if President Bush had complained about HOW HARD the work is being President...the liberal press would have sneered at him and made a BIG DEAL about his whines and complaints and self-pity.

It goes on and on....and it is so sick and deeply obvious that the press ignores the creepy and dirty stuff that is uhbama's baggage.

13 posted on 06/10/2009 5:35:46 AM PDT by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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To: MrB

Thanks a lot. You just gave them an idea. Sheesh!


14 posted on 06/10/2009 5:36:25 AM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ PAY GO: You pay and the Congress goes right on spending.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Barack Obama’s gov’t-mandated diet plan (Ruh roh)

I’m looking forward to Michael Moore having to adhere to a government sponsored ‘diet’.


15 posted on 06/10/2009 5:36:58 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

“I’m with the Government, and I’m here to improve you.”


16 posted on 06/10/2009 5:39:34 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: MrB
Not a far fetch scenario under the socialists/fascists.
17 posted on 06/10/2009 5:39:35 AM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Office of Food Czar.

Cost to run food reeducation camps: 10.5 billion dollars.

Minimum fine for eating a twinkie: $500

Oh , happy days.

18 posted on 06/10/2009 5:40:38 AM PDT by A message (3 years 7 months 1 week 2 days)
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To: AliVeritas

LOL


19 posted on 06/10/2009 5:44:33 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Obesity is a greater public health hazard than smoking. 30% of the population is obese. Not just overweight but FAT! Obesity adds $15,000-20,000 to the average lifetime healthcare cost. It triples the incidence of cancer, doubles the risk of diabetes, and significantly increases the risk of arthritis, high blood pressure, and coronary disease.

It’s your business, if you overeat and under exercise, but when it starts to cost me money in the form of higher insurance premiums or taxes, it then becomes MY business.

I’m all in favor of these initiatives.


20 posted on 06/10/2009 5:45:19 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Was it over when the Bugs nuked Buenos Aires? No!!)
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To: Republic
Do not get your blood pressure to high when talking about the media. It is an absolute fact that not only the media is so biased in favor of Obama and the left but the media is Obama and the left. It is the media who made Obama and without the media Obama would not even be the democrat nominee let alone President and that is ad true as 1+1=2. The media supports Obama more than he supports himself.

There is a reason why Obama is destroying the foundations of our Republic without any fear or hesitation, there is a reason why Obama lies with such shocking shamelessness and brazenness, there is a reason why he behaves is such shocking hypocritical ways, the reason is he knows that the media is 100% there to protect him, support him, spread his destructive socialist agenda, and destroy anyone who dares to criticize him.

21 posted on 06/10/2009 5:47:40 AM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

He needs to lead by example then and lay off the burgers and pizza.


22 posted on 06/10/2009 5:48:03 AM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: CholeraJoe
I’m all in favor of these initiatives.

Yep!

I'm in favor of them being enacted in the private sector.

23 posted on 06/10/2009 5:49:04 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Enough about me, let's talk about you...what do you think of me?")
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Got to keep the worker bees healthy, many of them are already stupid.


24 posted on 06/10/2009 5:49:21 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: CholeraJoe

So the solution to higher taxes or insurance premiums is more fascist control over personal decisions?

Wow... how far we’ve fallen when this idea is promoted on a “conservative” site.


25 posted on 06/10/2009 5:51:24 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
I'm in favor of them being enacted in the private sector.

You people don't deserve the freedom given you by better men.

26 posted on 06/10/2009 5:53:48 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: KevinDavis

What a lot of people don’t realize, the morons in the WH for instance, is that diseases, like cancer for example, take hold OVER TIME. That is the key....over time. So many of the cancers out there today started in our bodies 15 to 20 years ago. 80% of the cancers are non smoking related! So...what’s in the water, food, refined sugars, household chemicals, etc. that we have been ingesting over the years to have cancer form in our bodies? And now we’ll get no treatment for it, when it was not our fault?

Obesity... they need to watch here because some people are born with their maternal “fat depots”. Meaning that if your mother had wide hips & thighs, that the female children in the family will most likely be the same. This is certainly hereditary, and the person should not be punished for it. These people have to work a little harder at keeping their weight down, but that is all. That doesn’t mean they’re lazy or slovenly.

That’s fine if the manufacturers of some of the products out there want to make healthier foods for consumption, but this govt run bull is what points a finger at people. And its another example of a few bad apples ruining things for the whole lot. There are people out there who are in excellent shape & health, and they enjoy their sweets from time to time...and now if they want a Coke, they’re going to have to pay higher tax on it? And anyone knows who enjoys a cold, crisp Coke, even in the dead of winter, knows that the diet cokes, caffeine free cokes, etc, all taste like crapt, and you don’t get that “bite” on the back of your throat when you drink it!

I think school kids could have private counseling, with their parents present, to go over a healthier diet plan for the child. I think that’s okay. But to put into law such things, I believe is one more way to take control of the masses.

/ramble off


27 posted on 06/10/2009 6:00:43 AM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: erkyl
I, for one, am tired of standing behind a 400 pound woman in the grocery store line who pays for her potato chips and orange sodas with my money.

Agreed. Food stamps should be like WIC - limited to staples and not junk food.

28 posted on 06/10/2009 6:05:10 AM PDT by randita
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
is almost certain --strikes me as hysterical panic.

Wait until it happens - you'd gain greater credibility. Otherwise, you risk being like a "Chicken Little" always pronouncing doom and gloom and never believed -- even when there really was doom and gloom.

29 posted on 06/10/2009 6:10:42 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: HIDEK6
What problem do you have with a private health insurer that offers lower cost policies to those who stay fit?
30 posted on 06/10/2009 6:14:02 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Enough about me, let's talk about you...what do you think of me?")
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
...grocery stores in underserved areas.

What authority does the govt. have to mandate where a PRIVATE company builds a grocery store? If there were a need, one would already be there.

31 posted on 06/10/2009 6:20:07 AM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

This isn’t about our health, it’s about raising Government revenue.


32 posted on 06/10/2009 6:21:34 AM PDT by lwd
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To: CholeraJoe; All
Obesity is a greater public health hazard than smoking. 30% of the population is obese. Not just overweight but FAT! Obesity adds $15,000-20,000 to the average lifetime healthcare cost. It triples the incidence of cancer, doubles the risk of diabetes, and significantly increases the risk of arthritis, high blood pressure, and coronary disease. It’s your business, if you overeat and under exercise, but when it starts to cost me money in the form of higher insurance premiums or taxes, it then becomes MY business. I’m all in favor of these initiatives.

Then you deserve whatever tyranny comes your way. It doesn't cost you a dime if someone has health problems because of overeating or being fat, the two things are not necessarily tied together. The "I am for it if it keeps me from having to pay for someone else" meme is just BS. Those are the words of a liberal, not a conservative. I pay for my own health costs, thank you and I want you and the government to stay the he** out of my life.

33 posted on 06/10/2009 6:25:12 AM PDT by calex59
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To: lwd
This isn’t about our health, it’s about raising Government revenue.

BINGO!
Just ask a smoker.
34 posted on 06/10/2009 6:28:40 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: CholeraJoe

“It’s your business, if you overeat and under exercise, but when it starts to cost me money in the form of higher insurance premiums or taxes, it then becomes MY business.
I’m all in favor of these initiatives.”

So then let insurance companies charge the obese policy holder more. How can you be in favor of the government mandating how, when and what a citizen eats or exercises? Where would it stop? This is how they gain power. I guess, in this instance, with your support.


35 posted on 06/10/2009 6:30:08 AM PDT by FreeLuna
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To: Damifino
“What authority does the govt. have to mandate where a PRIVATE company builds a grocery store? If there were a need, one would already be there.”

Lack of need has nothing to do with the lack of grocery stores in the ghetto.

They wont build them there because the ghetto dwellers ( zero's base) rob them blind!

36 posted on 06/10/2009 6:33:55 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

And then, when some entrepreneurial Asian puts in a grocery to serve a need in the community,

the race baiters call them “blood suckers” because they charge higher prices (to cover their security and loss), and “take money out of the neighborhood”.

Why doesn’t some “upstanding citizen” who lives in the neighborhood open a store, then?

Duh... fix the character of the culture, and most of your problems would disappear.


37 posted on 06/10/2009 6:36:47 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Atom Smasher
This is certainly hereditary, and the person should not be punished for it.

There seems to be some sort of reflex in the homo-erotically inclined to hate fat people.

38 posted on 06/10/2009 6:37:03 AM PDT by Stentor
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To: calex59
It doesn't cost you a dime if someone has health problems because of overeating or being fat,

That's insane. My health insurance premiums go up 15-20% each year because of other people's expenses, not because of mine. Who do you think pays for the uninsured care hospitals and doctors give out free? Right, people who have insurance.

39 posted on 06/10/2009 6:40:16 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Was it over when the Bugs nuked Buenos Aires? No!!)
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40 posted on 06/10/2009 6:42:51 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
He wants more time in the school day for physical fitness,

Could definitely see this. We had gym several times a week - now it's only once with about 10 minutes of recess and when the weather is cold, which is half the time in the winter in most states, students stay in the classroom during recess time.

What ever happened to the President's Physical Fitness Test instituted by JFK? We had that darn thing every year and it was a great motivator.

As far as walking and biking paths, people don't use the ones we already have, why make more?

41 posted on 06/10/2009 6:43:35 AM PDT by randita
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To: Damifino

Because in many under-served areas, the stores left due to crime. Getting robbed kills the profit margin, if not the staff.


42 posted on 06/10/2009 6:49:26 AM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: Stentor

I’m inclined to agree with you here...


43 posted on 06/10/2009 6:52:00 AM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: MrB
Back in the mid 60’s, a guy I knew owned 5 grocery stores in a town of about 50k.

One was in the ghetto area, or close to it.

He lost so much every year in shoplifted cigarettes in that one store that it was cheaper to hire a guard that did nothing but stand in front of the cigarette display!

That doesn't even count how much they steal from the meat isle.

Ever stop and think about the reason all the stores and strip malls are built in the burbs?

44 posted on 06/10/2009 6:52:14 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: randita; erkyl
Agreed. Food stamps should be like WIC - limited to staples and not junk food.

ABSOLUTELY!!!!

45 posted on 06/10/2009 6:54:37 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Beagle8U

Around here, I’ve seen a progression happen with malls, over and over again.

A nice new mall opens. Nice stores, nice environment, even events happening on weekends.

Then, the “yoots” start hanging out in the mall. They’re loud, obnoxious, and make the whole experience undesirable. Plus, I’m sure that the theft rate goes way up.

Stores start to close, and eventually, the mall is empty.
I know of at least 3 during my time of residence here that have followed this progression.

The only one that has headed it off has instituted some rules about teens without adults during certain hours, and has really good security ($$). Of course, the rules spawned cries of “racism”, etc. But the mall is still open.


46 posted on 06/10/2009 6:56:58 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Beagle8U

I guess someone will be forced build grocery stores where the new govt. tells them to.


47 posted on 06/10/2009 7:00:13 AM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: MrB
If I were going to build a store or mall, I would make sure that it didn't have city bus service and was beyond walking distance from the inner city!

I would also refuse food stamps and wic cards.

48 posted on 06/10/2009 7:02:45 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

That’s one of the reasons that our side of the city refuses to participate in the “public transportation” projects.

They specifically stated that they were not going to participate in importing crime from the inner city.


49 posted on 06/10/2009 7:05:01 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Damifino
The nanny statist demonrats are already trying to mandate stores be built within walking distance of residential areas.

Zero will mandate it and taxpayers will be forced to subsidize the ( likely acorn type minority) owners for the millions they lose in theft every year.

50 posted on 06/10/2009 7:08:25 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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