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We Are All Bullies Now: Jennifer Livingston, meet Kenneth Krause, Liberal, Atheist, Secular Humanist
st.johnny.com ^ | 10/02/12 | Anthony Horvath

Posted on 10/04/2012 8:18:42 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX

How was I able to determine that the the speaker would be a liberal worried about the ‘obesity’ epidemic?

Come on folks. Open your eyes.

Just as a simple example, consider this story that I read just today about the USDA encouraging parents to introduce crappy food that kids don’t like at home, so that they will eat them at school.

And why is our government ‘waging war’ on obesity? Consider a bit of news that I heard on WIZM just a few weeks ago: Wisconsin obesity rate among adults on the rise, study finds

Trust for America’s Health released a state-by-state study titled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2012,” which found the obesity rate among Wisconsin adults could be 56.3 percent by 2030. In 2011, 27.7 percent of the state’s adults were obese.

The report found the increase in obesity is expected to contribute toward higher disease rates and health care costs, which the report said might rise by 14.7 percent by 2030.

Nationwide, 39 states might have obesity rates higher than 50 percent by 2030, 13 of those with obesity rates higher than 60 percent, the report found.

If the average body mass index of Wisconsin’s residents went down 5 percent by 2030, or about a ten-pound loss for a six-foot, 200-pound person, the report found Wisconsin health care costs could drop 7.4 percent. By 2030, this could bring savings of $11,962,000,000.

So there you have it. Health care costs are out of control, and since–thanks to Obamacare and other Nanny-state initiatives–we the people have to foot the bill for all those fat people, we the people have got to intervene.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: government; healthcare; obesity
Fat people are the last group that everyone can hate and disparage without repurcussions. Will it end in people being put in camps?

The irony is that people whose BMI puts them in the overweight category, and even in the obese category, live longer than those of "normal" weight. Those who are underweight fare the worst.

The real problem is that we have made everyone's weight a subject of national concern. This gives people like Krause a free pass to dictate to others how they should live.

1 posted on 10/04/2012 8:18:47 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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The object is to extend government control over our lives, not to reduce health care costs or even to improve our health.

The name of the game is control, just as with every other socialist initiative under the umbrella of "social justice".

2 posted on 10/04/2012 8:30:34 PM PDT by Kennard
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3 posted on 10/04/2012 9:48:19 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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