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Dear Obese America: Uncle Sam Wants To Regulate What You Eat
Zero Hedge ^ | September 19, 2012 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 09/23/2012 6:11:37 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It seems that the recent foray of Mayor Bloomberg into determining what one may and may not consume based on calorie count, was just the appetizer, so to say. As some may recall, back in March we wrote that based on OECD predictions, up to 75% of the US nation will be overweight or obese. Now, none other than Uncle Sam has gotten wind that his population will soon be primarily made up of fat people. So he has a solution, which is in the vein of all other solutions where Uncle Sam is concerned: regulate, regulate, regulate.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloominidiotberg; bullystate; food; nannystate; obesity; regulation

1 posted on 09/23/2012 6:11:42 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Uncle Sam Wants To Regulate What You Eat

So, Mr Durden (author), you just figure that out?
Perhaps you should read FR, we knew this some years ago.

2 posted on 09/23/2012 6:14:44 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Nanny State PING!


3 posted on 09/23/2012 6:15:29 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Not only to be regulated, but later to become mandatory. You will picked up and sent away to fitness boot camps if you fall out of the mandatory guidelines. Overweight? To a mandatory fitness camp for you until you loose the excess weight!


4 posted on 09/23/2012 6:16:18 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Dear Obese America: Uncle Sam Wants To Regulate What You Eat

Not you, Bo.


5 posted on 09/23/2012 6:20:44 PM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: theDentist

I’m elated that Mayor Bloomie realizes his constituents are not smart enough to make basic choices about nutrition.

Now if we can get him to keep those same dumb people from voting in elections.....


6 posted on 09/23/2012 6:24:40 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
lol don't we all need intervention
7 posted on 09/23/2012 6:26:22 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Guess they’ll be taxing us to good health. How does a 2300% increase on the tax on a bottle of soda sound?


8 posted on 09/23/2012 6:26:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rawhide

You think you are kidding ? I heard a news report where students were being sent to SC from other states where they have succesful weight loss schools.We are paying for this !!!!


9 posted on 09/23/2012 6:27:21 PM PDT by Bainbridge
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (the Act) defines eligible food as any food or food product for home consumption and also includes seeds and plants which produce food for consumption by SNAP households. The Act precludes the following items from being purchased with SNAP benefits: alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, hot food and any food sold for on-premises consumption. Nonfood items such as pet foods, soaps, paper products, medicines and vitamins, household supplies, grooming items, and cosmetics, also are ineligible for purchase with SNAP benefits.

Soft drinks, candy, cookies, snack crackers, and ice cream are food items and are therefore eligible items
Seafood, steak, and bakery cakes are also food items and are therefore eligible items

Since the current definition of food is a specific part of the Act, any change to this definition would require action by a member of Congress.

Several times in the history of SNAP, Congress had considered placing limits on the types of food that could be purchased with program benefits. However, they concluded that designating foods as luxury or non-nutritious would be administratively costly and burdensome .

http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/retailers/eligible.htm

In this computer, barcode, electronic day and age, don’t try to tell me that it would be “administratively costly and burdensome”


10 posted on 09/23/2012 6:27:32 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Iron Munro
I think I just threw-up a little.
11 posted on 09/23/2012 6:28:05 PM PDT by nomad
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To: digger48
they concluded that designating foods as luxury or non-nutritious would be administratively costly and burdensome .

Unless you're the First Uruk Hai wanting to tell us that meat is off of the menu

12 posted on 09/23/2012 6:29:57 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48
they concluded that designating foods as luxury or non-nutritious would be administratively costly and burdensome .

Unless you're the First Uruk Hai wanting to tell us that meat is off of the menu

13 posted on 09/23/2012 6:30:04 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Take tax money from people to create a problem, then take more tax money from them to "solve" the problem you created.

What a sweet gig!

14 posted on 09/23/2012 6:33:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: digger48

Yeah you gotta use your TANF money to buy that other stuff that you can’t get with SNAP.

There was a local tv station that analyzed where EBT/TANF cards from Indiana were swiped in ATM machines. It was interesting, both Disneys (CA and FL), Vegas, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, NYC etc.


15 posted on 09/23/2012 6:36:03 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
We're getting closer to the book, 1984, by Orwell. In that book, one got up in the morning and the monitor was watching ones actions. Exercise was required and the monitor could see the exercise and if one wasn't doing them properly, the monitor would rebuke the person and make the person do it according to the plan.

Food was scarce which would cause losing weight although that wasn't a plan, they just didn't have much food. Big brother knew everything you did and would catch you if you read a book as that was forbidden.

They got their news from the monitor and that's all they got.

These methods sound like Hussein’s ideas for us.

16 posted on 09/23/2012 6:43:56 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: digger48
In this computer, barcode, electronic day and age, don’t try to tell me that it would be “administratively costly and burdensome”

Anything the Federal Government is involved in is “administratively costly and burdensome”. They would probably create their own new system of barcoding that would cost several hundred billion dollars. Then it would not work and they would spend another trillion trying to fix it, after creating 200 new federal agencies to monitor all this activity.
17 posted on 09/23/2012 6:47:25 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don’t believe any of these government stats anymore. Each of the agencies that offer of these exaggerations have some agenda they are pushing. They are now saying 1 in 15 children are Autistic .... look around and you realize that it is nonsense. 1 in 5 adults are obese ... I bet I could get that up to 1 in 2 adults if I finagled the statistics. A firm grasp of the obvious and common sense dispels most of these cries of doom and pleadings for more funds to avert the looming disaster.


18 posted on 09/23/2012 6:52:18 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (God is a victim of identity theft by annointed progressive academics and intellectuals)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

I did read that the folks who mfg MRI and CAT scanners are now having to design to accomodate 600 pounders.

The criteria used to be 400.....


19 posted on 09/23/2012 6:54:22 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They can start with Pennsylvanians.

Throw in bad tattoo and mullet removal you basically got the whole state covered.


20 posted on 09/23/2012 6:58:15 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

its bad enough that the gubmint wants to interfere in our lives, but what is worse ( and Sleeper was on to something) is tht which is healthy now is unhealthy in the future.
Who else remembers when Margarine was good and butter bad? Polyunsaturated fat good? carbs good etc.


21 posted on 09/23/2012 7:11:16 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Well, people complain about paying (in insurance rates) for someone else’s “mistakes”, say like all the healthcare a 40-year cigarette smoker dying of lung cancer gets.

With Obamacare taking over, the government will say they need to regulate what you eat so that you don’t “use up” more healthcare resources than anyone else.

I wonder how much more healthcare a homo dying of AIDS consumes than a non-smoking, non-risk taking heterosexual who dies of natural causes.......

22 posted on 09/23/2012 7:14:10 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

And for those students who do not wish to eat Michelle’s “healthy” diet, I’m envisioning A Clockwork Orange type of setup where the kids are strapped into chairs with their eyes and mouths pried open, plus a drip of special eye drops while Beethoven’s Ninth plays in the background and a projector shows pictures of yummy steak and pizza while Nurse Ratchet shovels in Michelle’s porridge until it’s all eaten up.


23 posted on 09/23/2012 7:36:12 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

36% obesity rate? People think they can take taxpayers’ money and drive up the cost by not taking care of themselves?

Problem is: people think they are not only entitled to medical care but also to abuse their bodies.

Government health care is government health care. That means government preventive health care. Put the gov’t in charge and kiss freedom bye bye.

Capitalist health care now is a misnomer- ours is a system which thrives on illness. It is why there is such a high obesity rate- look around. MD’s pay lip service to health.

Socialist health care is a system which thrives on health; oh, and a reduction in users - death is good. It’s a whole different deal. Folks will not get to abuse and neglect their health under this system. No way. And prevention of death is just not high on the list.

The capitalist health care system worked but Medicare got involved and confused the whole thing. People perceive the neglect of one’s health as a right. It’s now all messed up, as predicted, and as officially recognized back in the early ‘80s.

Of freakin course the government is going to regulate neglect. They are not going to pay for it. Not “they won’t want to pay for it” but “they are not going to pay for it”.

And, by the way, there won’t be any doctors.

Just who is going to enroll in med school now?

Matt Lauer won’t tell you, but the decreased enrollment for med school is abyssymal.

Anyone paying attention to any of this would have moved way beyond investing in gold, prepping and stashing, on to becoming acquainted with their local health food store mavens and checking out preventive health care diet and exercise regimes in preparation for this- taking care of themselves - the way people used to do before all of this insurance and medicare/medicaid.

We had a guy refuse to take a transfusion for reasons of religion - Christian Scientology or something. All I needed to hear - this was 20 years ago - was the surgeon, an LtC, say, “Well you don’t get to make that call; you are a Sgt. in the USAF. You are government property. You signed the papers. You are getting blood.”

And HE (the Sgt.) was getting paid for it, having signed up, on his own free will.

All you need to know.


24 posted on 09/23/2012 7:37:53 PM PDT by stanne
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To: rawhide

When are they going to outlaw motorcycles and sky-diving? How about locking up those who are promiscuous, especially homosexuals who are spreading antibiotic-resistant germs at a record pace? No, they always pick on fat folks, because their “condition” is visible, and they make an easy target. Look for the day when people who are deemed to be overweight won’t be allowed treatment for anything. Health care will be reserved for the perfectly healthy. It’s one way to cut costs.


25 posted on 09/23/2012 9:59:43 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is the road you go down when you give free healthcare and prescriptions to those who cannot pay.

Ever since medical bills have been skyrocketing causing private health insurance and medicaid to skyrocket.

So now the government, which gave us the above, now must force people to be healthier.

What did you all expect?


26 posted on 09/23/2012 10:30:15 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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