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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    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)
    How much salt did you eat yesterday?

    You don't know? I thought you were all about taking care of yourself.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    I agree, but the best way to make health care cheaper is for people to be more healthy. This is why I voted "public awareness campaigns"... I wouldn't force companies to put warning labels on their foods.
    This is a more acceptable option than what they're doing imo. I could even live with warning labels. At least the choice would still be mine to make, as it should be.


    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    It's cheaper than covering your health care when you get diseases from too much salt.
    The government is not my parent and has no place dictating how much salt I can have "for my own good".





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

    Quote Originally Posted by hiswoman View Post
    This is a more acceptable option than what they're doing imo. I could even live with warning labels. At least the choice would still be mine to make, as it should be.
    If the salt content is lowered, you have the choice to add salt of your own.
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    If the salt content is lowered, you have the choice to add salt of your own.
    This has been covered. What's the point of lowering it in the first place then? The salt isn't the issue. It's government sticking it's nose in places it has no business sticking it and people being responsible for their own choices.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hiswoman View Post
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]The government is not my parent and has no place dictating how much salt I can have "for my own good".
    Nobody's dictating anything. You can eat an entire salt-shaker full of salt if you want to.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hiswoman View Post
    This has been covered. What's the point of lowering it in the first place then?
    Because, as your mother always said, you can always add more but you can't take it out.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Yeah and I agree.
    What's your point then?
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    If the companies are selling their products in multiple States, then yes, it is within the Federal government's list of responsibilities to regulate said commerce, if it is only traded within a single State, though, it is not a federal responsibility.
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Of course one is free to put more salt in their food if they want, and yes, others could pay for your medical bills later on for too much salt intake. However, the notion that others may feel some of the effects of your decisions down the line isn't an excuse to regulate your behavior. Everything you do affects others in one way on another. Should all speed limits be 25mph or all alcohol banned? The companies have a right to put as much salt into their product as they want to. It is an agreement between the consumer and the company, not Uncle Sam.
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Should all speed limits be 25mph or all alcohol banned?
    Should we have no speed limits at all, or no regulation of alcohol though?

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