Skip to comments.NBC: Obesity 'No Longer A Question of Individual Responsibility,' Government Must Act
Posted on 05/09/2012 2:21:57 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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How many people read FR whilst jogging?
The smokers told us this was coming.
So, they want Uncle Sam to start forcibly starving fat people now?
>> There are even worries that airplane seat belts can’t protect the many heavy passengers.
I’m so glad I don’t fly anywhere anymore. I’d hate to be in a plane crash at 400 mph and get hit by a flying fat person!
But don’t worry. It’s not a dictatorship because you won’t actually be shot or shipped to camp for noncompliance. Just fined by the IRS. So it’s OK!
“You have exceeded the weight paramaters for your classification”
“You will be transfered to Fema Fat Farm 206Z for training and re-education.”
is this not one of the most frightening things you ever heard?
Problem solved if people had individual reponsibility via their insurance premiums for PROVEN health profile risks.
No government intervention could then be justified.
The problem with any government “direction” regarding obesity is that they are too heavily influenced by lobbyists from the food industry and are ignorant to the real reasons why obesity is becomming an epidemic.
As someone who has lost over 100 lbs, I have a lot of personal experience to draw from on this topic. The food in our grocery stores is killing us. All government intervention, up to this point, has thrust more horrid products upon us and ignores well established science all in the name of garnering incresed contributions from the large agri-businesses. Screw them all!
>>So, they want Uncle Sam to start forcibly starving fat people now?
No, they want to starve everyone, but they’re afraid that the fat people will still have enough energy reserves to fight once we realize what’s happening.
This government is not a political opponent or bad idea...it is our mortal enemy.
Well, they can start with limiting the EBT cards — I stood in line at a liquor store last night behind a woman with Haagen DaZ, sodas and chips who announced to the clerk “take it out of my EBT card.”
Solution: Make it so the EBT cards won’t work for junk food.
When I was working at the grocery store I got to where I could tell who was paying with EBT before they even got to my register. They were the ones with arrogant expressions, the carts full of chips, cheetos, soda, beer, and frozen pizza bites, and their kids ranging out of control.
Only once did I see someone use an EBT card for healthy food. Her kids were polite and well behaved, and when she handed me the card she looked ashamed of it. I’ve often wondered what happened to her. I would bet that she didn’t stay on food stamps long.
What about people who are skinny and can’t gain weight? Should the government step in on that too. Make everyone sort of standard weight?
Get ready for the full court press on what you eat. It will be called the "fat tax".
just more election distraction
My doctors clearly haven’t gotten the memo...they keep saying that *I* could stand to lose a few pounds,that *I* should modify my eating habits,that *I* should get more exercise.And all this time it was the *government’s* responsibility.
I’d sooner have the old presidental physical fitness programs of the sixties back, than this food nannydom.
Offer discounts on health insurance to people who walk, say, four miles a week and keep some sort of reasonable documentation of it. That would be more sensible.