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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

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    Smokers and overweight people should just pay higher premiums, if they don't already. That might be incentive enough to quit and lose weight if it means your premiums go down.
    No, let me change that. Thin, non smokers should have reduced premiums. That sounds better. OOOps, Sarah Palin's Alaska is on! You all don't wanta miss it! :-)[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I pretty much agree with everything you said. Its not going to be an easy overnight fix. People are going to HAVE to become a little more self sufficient...a little more feral. And yes...its going to sting. I think in the meantime charitable organizations and 'the people' are going to have to step up their efforts while the fed reduces theirs. Somewhere 'in the middle' there will be a solution. Or they will simply die...which...BTW...they are doing NOW and none of these current programs are touching that. We are having this discussion precisely BECAUSE the obesity problem is escalating.
    I keep preaching self sufficiency in the thread too.. I expect people to be self sufficient, at least, but especially not to be lazy in any sense.. I think education is important.. teaching people to be self sufficient, manage money, food can be free, energy can be free, and that type of education is ignored in schools, especially where the individuals need those skills the most. I don't think the top priority of children in the poorest parts of this country should be to pass federal education requirements. The top priority should be for them to learn how to break out of poverty and how to be self sufficient. Communities should be in more control than anybody else in the area of education, and communities can better solve the issues of poverty and obesity than the feds.

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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Smokers and overweight people should just pay higher premiums, if they don't already. That might be incentive enough to quit and lose weight if it means your premiums go down.
    No, let me change that. Thin, non smokers should have reduced premiums. That sounds better. OOOps, Sarah Palin's Alaska is on! You all don't wanta miss it! :-)
    So - they just don't have insurance and they won't pay the premiums, which is why we're in our government-health insurance pickle. If they're poor and they get horribly sick - they just become candidates for write-offs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I keep preaching self sufficiency in the thread too.. I expect people to be self sufficient, at least, but especially not to be lazy in any sense.. I think education is important.. teaching people to be self sufficient, manage money, food can be free, energy can be free, and that type of education is ignored in schools, especially where the individuals need those skills the most. I don't think the top priority of children in the poorest parts of this country should be to pass federal education requirements. The top priority should be for them to learn how to break out of poverty and how to be self sufficient. Communities should be in more control than anybody else in the area of education, and communities can better solve the issues of poverty and obesity than the feds.
    That may become impossible with new regulations.

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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I keep preaching self sufficiency in the thread too.. I expect people to be self sufficient, at least, but especially not to be lazy in any sense.. I think education is important.. teaching people to be self sufficient, manage money, food can be free, energy can be free, and that type of education is ignored in schools, especially where the individuals need those skills the most. I don't think the top priority of children in the poorest parts of this country should be to pass federal education requirements. The top priority should be for them to learn how to break out of poverty and how to be self sufficient. Communities should be in more control than anybody else in the area of education, and communities can better solve the issues of poverty and obesity than the feds.
    I agree with you (who'dathunkit, huh?). I think it is more kind to create an environment of self sufficiency. Ive known many to be dependent on others...Ive not many that were HAPPY about or with the dependency. Its settling...and surviving...but not thriving.

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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    That may become impossible with new regulations.

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    Well, they can pry my hoe from my cold dead fingers.

    In the USSR, the government took control of private property for collective farming purposes, and expected the land workers to toil enough to feed everybody. When they gave the individual toilers a plot for their person use, those small subsects produced more food than the collective plots altogether... so even in the USSR self sufficiency won over coercive government and communism. Those with the skills ate better and were better nourished than the factory workers..

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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    First we should buy some hot dogs and cook them over Pelosi's flaming HC bill.
    Then we get congress to sit down and discuss this.
    http://gopleader.gov/UploadedFiles/S...d_11-04-09.pdf
    http://rules-republicans.house.gov/M...tive3962_9.pdf
    According to your first source, the GOP wants to "encourage healthier lifestyles". SO why is Palin not attacking them for wanting to do the same thing Michelle Obama is doing?
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    According to your first source, the GOP wants to "encourage healthier lifestyles". SO why is Palin not attacking them for wanting to do the same thing Michelle Obama is doing?
    Yeah.. wasn't Huckabee on some type of anti obesity campaign in the primary, and pushing that in his health care plan? Not that I read into his hc plan or anything, but I am betting if he was doing this campaign we wouldn't hear a peep from most of the conservatives.. just being honest

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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Here is the thing, Republicans have no problem saying what people can and can't get with food stamps want to do this and the other thing, but I guess wanting cleaner air and don't want a bunch of fat lazy kids is a bad thing? If they are fat and lazy they will have to rely on food stamps because they get to ****in fat to get off their ass and actually work. I dunno I'm being silly. This topic is off the chain.
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    You know, the solution to this is simple. Have people pay for their own health care. You fat, you smoke, you drink like a fish... you pay more. Simple.

    With ObiKare, who cares? Someone else is paying the freight.

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