View Poll Results: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

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  • Yes, this is for the common good.

    14 22.22%
  • Warning labels and a public awareness campaign should be enough

    12 19.05%
  • Government managed healthcare gives them a vested interest in this

    1 1.59%
  • Processed food is so darned salty, I won't protest

    3 4.76%
  • As long as it's legal for folks to add more salt, I'm okay with it

    5 7.94%
  • The government is trying to micromanage our lives! No, this is ridiculous!

    22 34.92%
  • Other, please explain

    6 9.52%
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I'd have to choke a bitch if someone took away my pepsi
    You're an addict. You need help.

    Seriously, this brings up an interesting point. If the government can't regulate your salt, what about drugs and alcohol?

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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    You have millions of years of evolution screaming at you to eat those doritos. If it weren't for that, you would make a rational decision in regards to your long term desire to be healthy.
    I have no long term desire to be healthy. I have a desire to be HAPPY and feel good.

    And again, the government is not making a choice for you. Instead, they are giving you more of a choice. Want salt? Add it yourself. Hopefully though, having to make a conscious decision will help more people make the right one.
    I am one of those people who salt things without tasting.

    I suppose the trick is to be happy with the right decision. It's too bad food has turned into entertainment.
    No, the trick is to make the decision that makes you happy. I enjoy pleasure. That includes my sense of taste.

    Sometimes we must substitute what is best for what is most possible.
    When something isn't working, you don't add more of that something to fix it. In this case, that something is govt regulation.

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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    You're an addict. You need help.

    Seriously, this brings up an interesting point. If the government can't regulate your salt, what about drugs and alcohol?
    The govt can only regulate the salt in prepared foods, they have no control (yet) over the salt shaker on your dinner table.....
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    You're an addict. You need help.

    Seriously, this brings up an interesting point. If the government can't regulate your salt, what about drugs and alcohol?
    What about drugs and alcohol? Should they regulate those? Absolutely not, IMO. Aside from labeling regulations. Tell me what's in it, and let me decide for myself.

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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    The govt can only regulate the salt in prepared foods, they have no control (yet) over the salt shaker on your dinner table.....
    Key word there is YET.

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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Key word there is YET.
    The slippery slope argument fails because the governemnt has always had the authority that it would be employing here. Since 1787.

    This has not led to a federal salt-shaker control.

    The things that will lead to said salt-shaker control are those instances when the feds usurp those powers that were not delegated to it by the Constitution.

    This isn't one of those battles, but there exist many of them. I would start with those I actually fundamentally agree with but unfortunately usurp those powers.
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    What about drugs and alcohol? Should they regulate those? Absolutely not, IMO. Aside from labeling regulations. Tell me what's in it, and let me decide for myself.
    Okay, as long as you're consistent.

    What about just plain old poison? Can Pepsi put lethal doses of rat poison in the can, and list it on the inredients on the back of the can?

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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    The slippery slope argument fails because the governemnt has always had the authority that it would be employing here. Since 1787.

    This has not led to a federal salt-shaker control.

    The things that will lead to said salt-shaker control are those instances when the feds usurp those powers that were not delegated to it by the Constitution.

    This isn't one of those battles.
    And we don't have an NHS yet either.

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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I have no long term desire to be healthy. I have a desire to be HAPPY and feel good.


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    I have little choice when it comes to Long Term anything. Once I get to Stage 4 of Parkinson's, I will start eating as unhealthy as I can.
    I hope to die of something else before I get to stage 5....
    by that time, I won't have a choice in the matter. I will have to eat what they give me...
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Okay, as long as you're consistent.

    What about just plain old poison? Can Pepsi put lethal doses of rat poison in the can, and list it on the inredients on the back of the can?
    Consumers are quite able to buy rat poison right now and drink it if they want, so I see no issue with allowing yet another company to put poison in a product with appropriate labeling.

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