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Barack Obama says shape up now (Nanny State Cometh)
Politico ^ | June 10, 2009 | Carrie Budoff Brown

Posted on 06/10/2009 7:19:27 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

President Barack Obama eats his vegetables and exercises every day — and he really wants you to do the same.

From the White House garden to his picks for top health jobs, Obama is telling America’s McDonald’s-loving, couch-dwelling, doctor-phobic populace that things are about to change.

Don’t be fooled by the presidential burger runs. Obama and Congress are moving across several fronts to give government a central role in making America healthier — raising expectations among public health experts of a new era of activism unlike any before.

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.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; democrats; fascism; fubo; healthcare; nannystate; obama
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To: DonaldC
Many employers are pushing many of these things at the urging of their insurance companies.

Yep, the nagging has gotten a little more insistent at my company over the past year or two.

Fortunately, my EMail has a "Delete" function.

I particularly enjoyed the "Wellness Survey" they pushed hard for everyone to fill out - up to and including paying people $20 just for doing it. About a million questions, every one more intrusive than the next..."How many times a day do you visit the bathroom?" I'm thinking that the insurance company likely does NOT have my best interests at heart. *delete*.

Funny thing was that many of the sheeple at the office said "20 Dollars! I'm all over it!". People sell out cheap.

51 posted on 06/10/2009 8:08:55 AM PDT by wbill
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To: texgal
You can grow your own for next to nothing.

It's not really next to nothing when you factor in the work required and the yield you get, and the small window in which you can yield and eat your crop. It's pretty much a waste of time.

52 posted on 06/10/2009 8:17:55 AM PDT by Sir Gawain ("Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect" - Thoreau)
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To: DonaldC
You aren't getting it. The government can use force to get people to comply. You were free to change jobs if you didn't like the new policies.

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53 posted on 06/10/2009 8:19:31 AM PDT by CajunConservative (F U 0bama)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The worm in office means nothing to me. His words fall on my deaf ears. He is a jerk of the first order. His will is not mine and I will never do his will. He is throwing the end third of my life away. I worked hard, followed the rules, and now I have no future.


54 posted on 06/10/2009 8:23:10 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I finally figured it out. This is the last piece of the puzzle. All socialism is about command economy, government control, and basically, rationing.

I’ve figured out how they were going to ration education, housing, employment, income, credit, transportation, energy and health care.

The only one missing was food; I didn’t see how they were going to ration food. Now I do. In the name of making us “healthy” we are going to be restricted in our caloric intake. With that comes restrictions on the type of foods we can consume.

Welcome to food rationing.


55 posted on 06/10/2009 8:23:40 AM PDT by henkster (The GOP is housebroken window-dressing displayed to portray the fiction of a Republic.)
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; Allerious; ...



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56 posted on 06/10/2009 8:25:22 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: mmichaels1970

Arugula all around!


57 posted on 06/10/2009 8:30:05 AM PDT by CSM (Business is too big too fail... Government is too big to succeed... I am too small to matter...)
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To: DonaldC
Get a grip folks.

Do you have children? I hope you don't take the same cavalier attitude when the state starts taking kids away from families for 'improper nutrition' and subjective 'obesity'.

They're already proposing doing such in the UK:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article4543279.ece

If you need that level of nanny-statism, I'm sorry, but there's no place for you in a freedom loving society...at least for those of us who are still do value liberty.
58 posted on 06/10/2009 8:30:23 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: edcoil
Wasn’t the whole 70’s leftest movement based in part on stopping excerise in schools by the state as it was creating a generation of warriors in shape for the industrial/military complex the left hates?

I hadn't heard about that one.

59 posted on 06/10/2009 8:34:07 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: Reagan69

Mandatory 15 hours a week in the gym.


60 posted on 06/10/2009 8:34:27 AM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: DonaldC

“I don’t remember getting a choice.”

You renew your contract (make your choice) everytime you accept a paycheck.


61 posted on 06/10/2009 8:35:09 AM PDT by CSM (Business is too big too fail... Government is too big to succeed... I am too small to matter...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

and how much of it will be constitutional?

will they make us brush our teeth too?


62 posted on 06/10/2009 8:39:42 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Dosa26

he means neighborhoods where no one in their right mind would put a grocery store, he will subsidize them of course


63 posted on 06/10/2009 8:44:46 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Doctor phobic? wait a minute, I thought we lazy Americans used our health care system too often... when did this change happen?


64 posted on 06/10/2009 8:46:30 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (We need to reward the people that carry the water instead of the people that drink the water!)
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To: Dosa26

I knew you’d come back like that, just knew it!

Started work at the company I’m in with no mandate as such, now there is one. I chose to work for a non Marxist company when I was hired and they shifted the sands after the fact.

Now the jobs situation is horrible and I would have to lose all of my benefits and start over to go somewhere else that’ll probably do the same and at a much lower wage.

No, there’s hardly any choice in the matter for the consumer anymore, it is foisted on you by crook or by hook. I’ve been snookered just like almost everyone else. It’s the insurance companies and the contracts that employers negotiate. the incentive isn’t there to negotiate good terms when you can pass it on to the employee and claim that times are hard and the economy’s bad (even when it really isn’t).


65 posted on 06/10/2009 8:55:35 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (We need to reward the people that carry the water instead of the people that drink the water!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; BraveMan
"Don’t be fooled by the presidential burger runs."

Nope.
Don't believe your lying eyes anymore with this zerO-grade clown.

BTW, zerO?
Got any Peyote?

66 posted on 06/10/2009 8:58:34 AM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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To: Longdriver
Now they?re coming for the fatties.

It will be interesting watching the black ghetto fatties,wean themselves off of fast food! 90% of the progressives can't cook a meal.

67 posted on 06/10/2009 9:12:52 AM PDT by katiekins1 (Obama=DickTater N Chief)
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To: jurroppi1
No, there’s hardly any choice in the matter for the consumer anymore, it is foisted on you by crook or by hook. I’ve been snookered just like almost everyone else

And I knew that was coming. That's why I added "there's a lot of that going on these days." Our area has 11% unemployment. My last job I had 6 year degrees working next to me for temp-12$/hr, no bennies, business slowed down clean sweep/whole shift. I should move, but I don't have to at the moment. I certainly don't want some "health czar" telling me I have to get health insurance and looking at my diet.

68 posted on 06/10/2009 9:28:03 AM PDT by Dosa26
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

69 posted on 06/10/2009 10:22:45 AM PDT by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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To: Beagle8U

You’re right about the different climate areas. Here in Texas we have a long growing season. Mea culpa.


70 posted on 06/10/2009 10:25:29 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: texgal
I know that many in the southern areas are so used to the long growing season, and cheap produce, that it's hard to relate to the northern states.

Tomatoes are way over $2 a pound ($2.50-$2.99) here and local garden tomatoes are several months away.
A head of lettuce is about $1.50.

Steak is cheaper than a salad here!

Fresh fruit is pretty much just apples in the fall. I hate apples!..lol.

71 posted on 06/10/2009 11:03:07 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Perhaps ‘chelle could shave a few rolls off her butt.


72 posted on 06/10/2009 11:04:14 AM PDT by dforest (Anyone dumb enough to have voted for him deserves what they get.. No Pity!)
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To: wbill
People sell out cheap.

They do indeed. We're getting the nagging at my company, too. First year, it was "sign up and we'll take a little off your insurance premium each month. You don't have to do anything." Next year, you had to fill out the survey to get the deduction. Next year, you had to complete a biometric exam and the survey. This year, you had to do all that, plus agree to participate in whatever programs the "wellness program" deemed you needed based on your survey and exam. I'm sure the next step is tracking whether or not you're "improving" and adjusting your deduction based on that. Not me. I just refused to sign up at the start and keep refusing every year. All the time I'm shaking my head at the number of people who never saw that once they have your information the program would become more and more intrusive and demanding.

73 posted on 06/10/2009 11:26:28 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Beagle8U
know that many in the southern areas are so used to the long growing season, and cheap produce, that it's hard to relate to the northern states. Tomatoes are way over $2 a pound ($2.50-$2.99) here and local garden tomatoes are several months away. A head of lettuce is about $1.50. Steak is cheaper than a salad here!

Wow, we just don't realize how good we have it down here. Even at the grocery we're not seeing prices that high! It's hot right now - 91 degrees is the high for today and we will be moving towards 100 degrees by the weekend. Just have to protect some things from the sun and keep the sprinkler going most days.

It won't really cool off until the end of September or the first of October - we will be begging for some of your cool weather in a few weeks!

74 posted on 06/10/2009 11:33:50 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: Hoffer Rand
I'm sure the next step is tracking whether or not you're "improving" and adjusting your deduction based on that. ...or, your rate might get a little bump up if you don't fit the right profile..... :-)

I just refused to sign up at the start and keep refusing every year. ...yep. There are enough sheeple who get screwed willingly to keep the rates reasonable. IMHO, my privacy is worth 20 bucks to me.

75 posted on 06/10/2009 11:47:07 AM PDT by wbill
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

the left hates smoking, yet the boy king smokes and blows it into their faces and they just smile.


76 posted on 06/10/2009 12:08:05 PM PDT by tioga
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To: synbad600
Large bag of Doritos: Buy one @ $2.50, get one free. Green peppers: $2.49 each.

That's true everywhere. The high carb, highly processed crap is cheap but good meat and veggies are more expensive but I have never seen green peppers in the USA at $2.49 each.

77 posted on 06/10/2009 12:47:47 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one Bae Yong Joon drama at a time!)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Because they want us healthy before they march us in front of that firing squad.


78 posted on 06/10/2009 2:17:15 PM PDT by Vor Lady (DC or bust)
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To: Tamar1973

They (green peppers) are around that here in MN (twin cities burbs).

Beefsteak tomatoes are 1.99/lb see: http://www.bobsproduce.com/Shop/WeeklyAd.aspx

That’ll get you about half a tomato...


79 posted on 06/10/2009 7:31:02 PM PDT by jurroppi1 (We need to reward the people that carry the water instead of the people that drink the water!)
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