View Poll Results: What do you think we should do about the Obesity Epidemic?

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  • We do nothing. People have the right to live unhealthily.

    48 66.67%
  • Use sin taxes.

    4 5.56%
  • Use regulations.

    1 1.39%
  • Combinations of methods to fight the Obesity Epidemic.

    17 23.61%
  • I don't know.

    2 2.78%
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Thread: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    I agree. It is foolish to get the government involved when it isn't needed.
    Agreed. Keep the Govt out of my business.
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    At one point, spanking your child was an accepted societal construct, which is now considered abuse. But that is getting off topic.
    And when done under that construct, within the accepted boundries, it was not abuse.

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    We also have to have faith that others will do their part as well. If we could do that, we wouldn't even have an obesity epidemic to begin with, though.
    Not faith, but how anythign gets done.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    And when done under that construct, within the accepted boundries, it was not abuse.
    Seems like a silly line to draw. I punch my child in the face and give them a black eye. That is a no-no. But I can feed my child unhealthy food in great amounts every day and give them juvenile diabetes and that's okay?
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    Seems like a silly line to draw. I punch my child in the face and give them a black eye. That is a no-no. But I can feed my child unhealthy food in great amounts every day and give them juvenile diabetes and that's okay?
    You don't want government micro managing. As I said, that line can become rather moveable. As we change, the line changes. But doing what is accepted is not abuse. We need to change first what is accepted. No one sets out to harm the child here. Some merely don't fully understand the consequences. Even on this forum some have suggested that there is no problem.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    Seems like a silly line to draw. I punch my child in the face and give them a black eye. That is a no-no. But I can feed my child unhealthy food in great amounts every day and give them juvenile diabetes and that's okay?
    OH MY GOD! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so sick of this being used being used as an excuse to interfere with peoples lives.
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Well, within reason, we should care enough about what happens to children that we seek to make the world a little safer.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well, within reason, we should care enough about what happens to children that we seek to make the world a little safer.
    Making the world safer for them is one thing. Using every little excuse to interfere in peoples lives is another.

    Besides, you coddle and shelter a child too much and they will never learn to stand on their own.
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not faith, but how anythign gets done.
    You're not talking about something that has ever actually gotten done, you're talking about something that has never gotten done.

    Even still, expecting something to get done simply because that is how things get done is an exercise in faith.

    If there was some prior history upon which to place that faith, then that'd be one thing. We're talking about placing one's faith upon something getting done that not only doesn't have a prior history of getting done, but actually has a prior history of getting ****ed up.

    that's adding a whole new level of faith into the equation.
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Making the world safer for them is one thing. Using every little excuse to interfere in peoples lives is another.

    Besides, you coddle and shelter a child too much and they will never learn to stand on their own.
    I don't think Chaddelamancha or most people who advocate some kind of government involvement do so just because they're looking for a way to interfere in people's lives. It's one thing to argue that such intervention is too much involvement, it's another to thing to accuse people of just looking for excuses to interfere in people's lives. The latter is nothing more than just a way to dismiss people's opinions based on an assumption of intent that you can't possibly know.

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