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 DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    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.
    Just curious, does the same logic apply to arsenic? Do the companies "have a right to put as much arsenic into their product as they want to." Or a can baby formula company put as much dog feces into its product as it wants to without telling anyone?

    I see no problem with regulatory oversight.

    I just disagree with intrastate trade being regulated by the Feds. Interstate trade is all theirs.
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Nobody's dictating anything. You can eat an entire salt-shaker full of salt if you want to.

    one could... but one would die!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora151989 View Post
    one could... but one would die!
    Yes, that's my secret plan!!!!!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    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.
    Sound point. Of course I oppose the government forcing me and others to pay for the health care of others. Once we have to, maybe we ought to have a say in how those people live. For example, people on welfare really shouldn't be breeding. If they are unable to pay for children they produce, they should not engage in such behavior and thus cost the rest of us money.

    However, those who are not on the public dole shouldn't be told what sort of food to buy or eat
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    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?
    You have admitted to being a socialist. Thus your concept of what involves rights or freedoms is suspect to the point of having no credibility with me. Salt is not an unsafe ingredient any more than water is. Too much of either will mess you up big time. You should be the gatekeeper of what goes into your mouth, not a nanny state which will charge us billions more for that "service"
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Just curious, does the same logic apply to arsenic? Do the companies "have a right to put as much arsenic into their product as they want to." Or a can baby formula company put as much dog feces into its product as it wants to without telling anyone?

    I see no problem with regulatory oversight.

    I just disagree with intrastate trade being regulated by the Feds. Interstate trade is all theirs.

    Hyperbole and ridiculous analogies are not your friend.
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    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.
    Serious question. Is there any aspect of our daily lives that you think the government should not establish regulations for in the interest of lowering potential medical costs?
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Hyperbole and ridiculous analogies are not your friend.
    What is the hyperbole? Lack of regulatory oversight made 53,000 Chinese children sick last year alone. China is proof of what happens with a nearly free market.
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What is the hyperbole? Lack of regulatory oversight made 53,000 Chinese children sick last year alone. China is proof of what happens with a nearly free market.
    I really have to explain it to you?
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    Re: Should the Federal Government push food processors into lowering salt content?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    I really have to explain it to you?
    By all means. Please show us how Tucker's comment was hyperbolic? But before you do:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26827110/

    Beijing authorities also said that China's biggest producer of powdered milk had known for months that its baby formula was tainted with the industrial chemical melamine. There were complaints about infant formula sold by the Sanlu Group Co. as early as December, 2007, China Central Television reported, citing an investigation by the State Council, China's Cabinet.

    "During these eight months, the company did not inform the government and did not take proper measures, therefore making the situation worse," CCTV said.

    Melamine, which can cause kidney stones and kidney failure in babies, has since been found in infant formula and other milk products from 22 of China's dairy companies.
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