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 DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Any idiot should know what they're putting into their body
    One of the schemes of the left is to take away the responsibility of individuals to take care of themselves. Of course along with enabling people to outsource personal responsibility, the same government takes away rights

    Those who hate being personally responsible for their own choices and their own mistakes love the nanny government that is trillions of dollars in debt

    me, I'd rather pay far less taxes and be forced to take care of my self (and get to see the nanny state cravers croaking left and right from eating 400 twinkies a day because big brother wasn't able to tell them not to)



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    YOu were right when you conceded you really don't understand the constitution of the USA

    best to stay with that position. It is far easier to defend
    Still, his point remains: The only thing you personally are losing in this is the 'freedom' to buy products with excessive pre-added salt. With all the things conservatives have considered to be fair game for regulating, I am surprised that people are getting up in arms about this type of regulation.

    I am on the fence on this: I could care less about the freedom to buy products with excessive amounts of pre-added salt. The thing I am concerned about is the mechanism and cost of regulation.

    On the other hand, it could help control medical costs, which could help insurance premiums level off. The net effect might be that we would save more in premiums than we lose in higher taxes regulating the food industry for salt.

    I was trying to think of a market based mechanism to get people to quit being unhealthy - or at least pay their own way for being such. Maybe insurance carriers should be able to request that people take a physical with an insurance company doctor. This doctor could qualify patients for a significantly reduced premium if they can prove they are following healthful practices.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Any idiot should know what they're putting into their body
    Yeah and I agree.
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    A public awareness campaign would be worthless. If you don't know by now that excess sodium is bad for you, you're not going to learn no matter how big the campaign is.
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    A public awareness campaign would be worthless. If you don't know by now that excess sodium is bad for you, you're not going to learn no matter how big the campaign is.

    I believe in Darwin



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I believe in Darwin
    The older I get, the more I'm getting there. My conservative dad warned me this would happen.
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    The older I get, the more I'm getting there. My conservative dad warned me this would happen.
    one's BS detector tends to get more accurate with age



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

    I hardly ever use salt and when I do? It is seasalt. Do I want the gov. being all up in food choices and salt content? No. Stay Out My Biz

    I predicted this when they came after the smokers. They coming after everybody.
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    If I have to pay for their medical bills, hell yes regulate it.

    If I don't, you're free to kill yourself via hypertension.

    The notion of personal responsibility is fine in theory, until you start including the mechanisms of how medical bills are paid.
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Most of us can decide what is good for us
    But you generally dont.

    I agree with Yossarian, this decision does not impinge on the rights or freedoms of anyone. If you're REALLY concerned about getting all that salt, you're free to eat more. We expect the government to regulate food safety when it comes to contaigens and unsafe ingredients, why is it unreasonable to expect them NOT to regulate against unreasonable levels of certain ingredients especially when high levels of said ingredients are demonstrably deleterious to your health?
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