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.

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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

    I often side on government staying out of matter's such as what we eat, and at this current juncture I think they should remain idle. However, if this problem continues to grow I think the best course of action may be a sin tax. Obesity is more dangerous than Tobacco, and we implement a sin tax on tobacco so why would it be wrong to do the same for food that is high in sugar? The amount of Money America doles out due Obesity is ridiculous, so why can't this be used for justification of such a regulation?
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Well don't look at me, I'm doing my part to fight obesity. I lost 33 pounds in three months on the Atkins diet. Buffin' up, baby.

    My neighbor's weight problem is HIS problem.

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    The amount of Money America doles out due Obesity is ridiculous, so why can't this be used for justification of such a regulation?
    I've heard many times on this board that consumer spending is desirable because it drives the economy. If that's the case, why is consumer spending on medical care undesirable?

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Well don't look at me, I'm doing my part to fight obesity. I lost 33 pounds in three months on the Atkins diet. Buffin' up, baby.

    My neighbor's weight problem is HIS problem.
    Not in libtard entitlement land. Every problem is now a "village" problem, that affects us all. It is "we" who bear the medical care expense for "that fat guy" now, not just him anymore, personal responsibility is "SO last century". Once you, or anyone, are a state cost then you become a state concern, since they have no plan to prevent only the fat folks getting gov't "help" from buying large containers of soda pop, they must stop ALL from doing so "to be fair".
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    I often side on government staying out of matter's such as what we eat, and at this current juncture I think they should remain idle. However, if this problem continues to grow I think the best course of action may be a sin tax. Obesity is more dangerous than Tobacco, and we implement a sin tax on tobacco so why would it be wrong to do the same for food that is high in sugar? The amount of Money America doles out due Obesity is ridiculous, so why can't this be used for justification of such a regulation?
    So the same gov't that is subsidizing high fructose corn syrup is now going to impose a tax on it? Perhaps taxing OBESITY directly is the best way to discourage it. All of the libtard nanny state desire to control things seem to "target" the entire population in HOPES of "helping stop a problem" with some minority within it, out of "fairness". A very simple thing would be to allow medical insurance companies and medical service providers to charge a "fat tax" by raising fees for treatment of the obese. Why should a fit and trim, construction worker pay more for soda pop?
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    For starters, eliminate the subsidies on corn. Do that and high fructose corn syrup will become more expensive, which will encourage people to buy less of it. This results in a healthier society and less government spending.
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    So dems. think they should have the right to choose to murder their child but not to eat a cheeseburger? somebody explain this to me!

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    two wrongs dont make a right

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuanolen66 View Post
    two wrongs dont make a right

    Two Wongs don't make a Wright either.



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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    I still feel strongly that we need to take drastic measures on the obesity epidemic to curtail the loss of life, increased costs of health/medical care, and increased taxes. It's wrong how food corporations try to brainwash our young children when they're innocent and impressionable.

    I've been checking and reading books on this issue. I don't have my notes with me at the moment but there are so many things we don't understand about the foods we eat. Monosodium glutamate iirc is literally the chemical used to stoke food addictions; you can add it to anything and it enhances both flavor and texture. Adding it to ice cream makes it taste creamier, etc, etc. During World War 2 the soldiers had been complaining about their military rations. They had tried the military rations of the Japanese and loved them so much [since it tasted like actual & delicious food] that the budding food industries took notice. Apparently the Japanese had been using MSG in their foods. One of the downsides I've read is that it supposedly makes you dumber, like high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). But back to my main point, MSG is made to stoke your desire to eat that food over and over again. Literally, MSG is called an "excitotoxin."

    Having pored through those books, I was both shocked and surprised with how all of this processed/refined/altered foods wreak havoc with our bodies in certain ways. In a bit I'll be sourcing some cited excerpts from the books I've read.

    In a nutshell just knowing 2/3 of all American adults are obese tells me that we need to combat this problem now, because obviously what we're doing now isn't working. If you're a conservative you can't just be selfish and say "I'm going to take care of myself but **** everyone else. Here fatty, have some doughnuts while I don't care about your future health." No, a nation is comprised of its people. A nation's health is comprised of the health of its denizens. This problem needs to be reigned under control before it is too late. It's already bad enough as it is, and I don't want my children to be influenced at a young age by these charlatans while they're innocent.

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