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 Boo Radley View Post
    True, but if no one works for something, nothing ever happens. It is the working that is important.
    I agree with you wholeheartedly on that.

    I just tend to put forth the effort at the local level because it has a greater chance for success. This is important because when the work I put in has measurable success, it makes it more likely that other people will become inspired to put forth the effort along with me.
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I agree with you wholeheartedly on that.

    I just tend to put forth the effort at the local level because it has a greater chance for success. This is important because when the work I put in has measurable success, it makes it more likely that other people will become inspired to put forth the effort along with me.
    I do that as well. Where the most effect is felt also. But, I don't think that means I need forget about the larger efforts.

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    But, I don't think that means I need forget about the larger efforts.
    We have different overall political philosophies, too. My tendency towards dual-federalism means I am less inclined to pursue large national changes for non-civil rights type issues.
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    We have different overall political philosophies, too. My tendency towards dual-federalism means I am less inclined to pursue large national changes for non-civil rights type issues.
    Fair enough. But I think some issues are large enough that more is required. I largely put health care and education in this category.

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Fair enough. But I think some issues are large enough that more is required. I largely put health care and education in this category.
    Those are issues I'm torn on (in no small part because I do not have faith in federal legislators, whom I have very little voting control over). I see the need for something, but the things I see being floated around aren't very good or efficient, IMO.
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    My current beliefs:

    1) Tax the incredibly unhealth & pre-made foods only, for now.
    2) Tax people for being overweight. Exclude muscle mass.
    3) Stop food corporations from brainwashing our young and impressionable children.
    4) Either support bad rights and the cost for those rights, or don't support said right and don't pay for the costs involving it.
    1) Oh sure...make prices of things even more expensive. If you tax one thing then corporations will just find an excuse to raise the prices on other things. Or will just do it incrementally so people don't notice.
    2) Why?
    3) Are you trying to suggest that people have no choice in what they eat?
    4) I do support the rights of others...whether you consider them "bad" rights is just opinion. I also support the cost of those rights.
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    I read through the posts and I believe the war on obesity will fail, or have no great impact. Smoking was controlled only by cost, taxing it till it was unaffordable for many, thats why it was effective in reducing the amount of smokers considerably.
    You cant tax through the roof all fattening foods...EVERYTHING makes you fat if you eat too much of it....this utter sillyness of banning 64oz soda and soda in machines in school not going to reduce the obesity epidemic one bit...you tax McDs through the roof...you still have burger king wendys arbies and the colonel popeyes that all peddle mostly ****...
    You can try and educated kids starting in elementary school but what good is that if mommy and daddy feed them garbage everyday.
    Its a noble endeavor and I would really hope it could work...but I dont see it working much at all

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Those are issues I'm torn on (in no small part because I do not have faith in federal legislators, whom I have very little voting control over). I see the need for something, but the things I see being floated around aren't very good or efficient, IMO.
    I agree. But I have bene talking to state legistalors recently, and they scared the hell out of me on how little they knew about the issue.

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I agree. But I have bene talking to state legistalors recently, and they scared the hell out of me on how little they knew about the issue.
    I hear you on that. I think it's a sad reflection of how little most people know about their local legislators.
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by wake View Post
    if you support this freedom, will you support paying for the cost of this freedom through your taxes?

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