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    Re: Julian Robertson Gonna Put You on a Diet, Fatty

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I actually agree with you that those activities should carry a burden directly on those engaging. You acknowledging that smoking/drinking is a different colored horse, however, is partly my point. Over-eating is, in fact, an addiction. Not 10 or 20 pounds, of course, but morbidly obese individuals are dealing with much more than just the amount and kinds of food they eat. They are dealing with an addiction just as surely as if they were shooting up.
    It might very well be. I have been losing wieght lately and the more weight I lose, the less hungry I seem to feel.

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    Re: Julian Robertson Gonna Put You on a Diet, Fatty

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    How much does making dangerous treks into the mountains that result in massive rescue operations cost taxpayers? How much does driving race cars cost American taxpayers? Parachute jumping? Swimming across the ocean to break a record? Aerobatics? Smoking? Drinking? Any one of thousands of risky occupations or behaviors? Why not push the costs off on them? Because it doesn't make sense.
    For the most part, those activities do encompass greater costs. For example, you will have to pay more for life insurance if you add a clause that allows you to hang glide, parachute from an airplane, etc....
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Julian Robertson Gonna Put You on a Diet, Fatty

    Critical in for understanding the basis of my argument.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Julian Robertson Gonna Put You on a Diet, Fatty

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    At the end of the day, the answer to your question is, "Yes, they do."
    Then if I may adopt the attitude that many people seem to have, "Why should I have to pay for their bad choices?"
    I'm Done

    See my last post

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    Re: Julian Robertson Gonna Put You on a Diet, Fatty

    The quickest way to fight obesity, is to put more people back to work.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Julian Robertson Gonna Put You on a Diet, Fatty

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Then if I may adopt the attitude that many people seem to have, "Why should I have to pay for their bad choices?"
    Unless we are willing to live in a Nanny Nation, people will always have the right to be stupid at the expense of others.
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    Re: Julian Robertson Gonna Put You on a Diet, Fatty

    Of all the freedoms I dislike, the freedom to be obese is the freedom I like least.

    If the government wants to take that freedom away, then by all means let them.

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    Re: Julian Robertson Gonna Put You on a Diet, Fatty

    why don't we ask ourselves...WHY does liposuction cost so much? How much does it cost to knock someone out on a table, and cut their fat off, seriously?

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    Re: Julian Robertson Gonna Put You on a Diet, Fatty

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    The obese are forcing others to bear the some of the costs of their decisions. Do we continue to "socialize" the cost of obesity?
    We could always allow price discrimination.
    Better than some federal agency devoted to fighting obesity.
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    Re: Julian Robertson Gonna Put You on a Diet, Fatty

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    why don't we ask ourselves...WHY does liposuction cost so much? How much does it cost to knock someone out on a table, and cut their fat off, seriously?
    Well…if the doc doesn’t know his biz, said patent has a new nickname; lumpy.
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