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    This is just nuts

    Ill lawmaker wants to tax parents for having obese children!!!!!!!!

    Ill. lawmaker says raising obese kids should cost parents at tax time

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    I agree this is nuts. The problem of childhood obesity should be tackled through education and not through a family's wallet. Can you just imagine the cost just to administer this law?
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    Re: This is just nuts

    while the problem of childhood obesity is growing larger, soon to attain gargantuan proportions, this is not the way to resolve it. It enormously stupid in concept, and will cause this state senator gigantic problems in the future.





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    Re: This is just nuts

    If you can tax people for smoking you can tax obesity, it's a slippery slope.

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    Re: This is just nuts

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    If you can tax people for smoking you can tax obesity, it's a slippery slope.
    Isn't smoking taxed indirectly through the purchase of the product? The only way to apply the same prinicple to obesity would be to tax the food...all of it...every single item that is deemed "unhealthy" in any way, for any reason.

    Then everybody pays, though..not just the kid and his family.
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    Re: This is just nuts

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    If you can tax people for smoking you can tax obesity, it's a slippery slope.
    No it's not, the two aren't comparable, smoking taxes are a tax on a goods, this is a tax on behaviour.
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    In my very humble opinion being an old fart I remember when there were no computers or cell phones...or copiers as kids we used to GO OUT AND PLAY every single minute of every day...we were always moving. Playing catch, playing sandlot sports, ringalario, wrestling each other...whiffle ball...handball. Kids today dont even know what it is...they come home from school raid the fridge and park their ass in front of the puter, tv, or text or talk on the cell phone...Schools and parents have a monumental job...but the only way to success is to make these kids MOVE thier ass

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    Re: This is just nuts

    lawmakers took a shot at solving the state's obesity epidemic.
    well - realy - a state can't do much.
    Since healthy foods cost more - and if they deny a currently existent tax deduction (technically not RAISING taxes, btw) then they're just taking away potential 'healthy food' money for the benefit of the state's pocket book which won't solve a single thing.

    With one in five Illinois children classified as obese and 62 percent of the state's adults considered overweight, health advocates are pushing a platter of diet solutions including trans fat bans and restricting junk food purchases on food stamps.
    I support limiting junk and crap on foodstamps, of course.

    But not every person who's overweight or obese is on food stamps. *shrug*

    How about they take a more practical approach by giving tax deductions to healthy-purchases, subsidizing school lunches for healthier options, reinstating a daily PE class at every grade level, and even having 'healthy cooking' classes for children and adults? They could even subsidize local farmers at-market costs so fruits and veggies grown locally are more affordable - and raise taxes on junk foods and crap like soda, unhealthy juices, and chips - etc.
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    Re: This is just nuts

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    In my very humble opinion being an old fart I remember when there were no computers or cell phones...or copiers as kids we used to GO OUT AND PLAY every single minute of every day...we were always moving. Playing catch, playing sandlot sports, ringalario, wrestling each other...whiffle ball...handball. Kids today dont even know what it is...they come home from school raid the fridge and park their ass in front of the puter, tv, or text or talk on the cell phone...Schools and parents have a monumental job...but the only way to success is to make these kids MOVE thier ass
    You know, over and above the lack of exercise, studies suggest that video games and computer applications encourage a desire for instant gratification and can kill a child's ability to pay attention for long periods of time. Additionally, studies have shown that all people suffer a decrease in retention/comprehension and a slower rate of reading when they're accessing information via an electronic medium vs. paper.

    I think technology is awesome. I love being able to type up a paper instead of hand-writing it. But I'm not going to have my kids playing video games at age 3, or owning a 3DS at age 5, or learning how to do their ABCs or count to ten through a cell phone or computer app. As supplmental resources, technology is great, but right now, we still learn better through hands-on application (i.e. using fingers to count to ten, etc).
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    Re: This is just nuts

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Ill lawmaker wants to tax parents for having obese children!!!!!!!!

    Ill. lawmaker says raising obese kids should cost parents at tax time
    Leave it to the Liberals.

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