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 MyOwnDrum View Post
    Here's the story:

    U.S. Plans Drive to Limit Salt in Foods - Fitness - FOXNews.com



    Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?
    NO, the federal government ought to confine itself to the powers specifically delegated it in the constituion rather than engaging in such nonsense especially in light of the trillions of debt those morons have racked up



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

    right now, processed food has anywhere from 30 percent to 50 percent of the daily value of sodium(per serving), it makes me shudder, I'd be happy if it were lowered to 10 percent or under.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora151989 View Post
    right now, processed food has anywhere from 30 percent to 50 percent of the daily value of sodium(per serving), it makes me shudder, I'd be happy if it were lowered to 10 percent or under.
    do you think the federal government should do everything possible to protect you from yourself

    like imposing a waiting period on buying Ding Dongs or Ho-Hos? maybe a limit of one mountain dew a day?

    Most of us can decide what is good for us and we don't need the government spending another 40 billion to protect us from too many McDonald's too salty french fries



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

    My parents regulating what I ate when I was younger was annoying enough. Uncle Sam has no place here.
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    do you think the federal government should do everything possible to protect you from yourself
    no, I just think food companies already put waaay too much salt in pre-prepared foods, I'd like if they lowered the sodium content on their own, but if not, then perhaps they should be forced to.

    I'm also one of those people who hates high fructose corn syrup

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    do you think the federal government should do everything possible to protect you from yourself
    In this case, the government is helping you help yourself.

    Importantly, the proposed regulation does not restrict the negative liberty of the individual, but instead restricts the actions of food producers. The individual is in no way disadvantaged by this.

    Therefore, philosophical objections to the role of government do little to invalidate the gains of social utility that are certain to occur.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Most of us can decide what is good for us
    Overgeneralisation. If that is the case, why are salt related health problems such an issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    40 billion
    Hyperbole.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    In this case, the government is helping you help yourself.

    Importantly, regulation in this case does not restrict the negative liberty of the individual, but instead restricts the actions of food producers. The individual is in no way disadvantaged by this.

    Therefore, philosophical objections to the role of government do little to invalidate the gains of social utility that are certain to occur.



    Overgeneralisation. If that is the case, why are salt related health problems such an issue?



    Hyperbole.


    psychobabbling nanny state enabling



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    psychobabbling nanny state enabling
    You dismiss the argument, you miss the point.

    The proposed regulation does not diminish individual freedom.

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

    I think the government should encourage companies to use less salt or give them some sort of tax break if they lower the salt content in food. However, the government shouldn't force the companies to use less salt or force people to eat less. It's a lifestyle choice that people consciously make. I think encouraging less salt in food, raising awareness, and giving tax breaks to companies that use less salt is sufficient enough. It's not up to the government to force you to make healthy choices, being in a free country means you have the right to chose to live unhealthily if you want to.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    You dismiss the argument, you miss the point.

    The proposed regulation does not diminish individual freedom.
    sure it does


    anytime the federal government acts in a way that uses our tax dollars for a purpose not within its delegated powers, my freedom is diminished.



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