Tuesday, August 18


During the debate about health care I've heard a lot of talk about obesity. This country is in the midst of an "epidemic of obesity", some say. "Obesity is the number one health problem" say others. "Hey, fatso, how about a salad?" opines a third.

I'm worried that so-called "experts" are using the overweight as a convenient target to explain why health care costs so much. Now they want to put a tax on soda and candy to pay for health care.

Well, that just smacks of Socialism to me. Godless, Communistic Socialism! What's next? Government appointed "Fat panels" to decide who eats and who doesn't? Who does that remind you of? Hitler and Stalin, that's who!

They are also planning to offer nutrition "counseling" to "explain" to people why that piece of pie you are having for dessert is a threat to the future of the country.

I don't think the founding fathers would approve of the government getting involved when people are making those sensitive "end of meal" decisions.

This is a slippery slope.

It starts with "counseling", and the next thing you know they are pulling the plug on Grandma's toaster oven.

1 comment:

Tallulah Morehead said...

I've heard that O'Bama plans to have fat panels, where you are weighed, and if your body fat is too high, it drops you down a shoot directly to the Soylent factory, to be made into food to feed the skinny.

And now they've announced they'll have no Public Pie Option. Those damn Republicans. You know, he fat cats.

Appropriately enough, my word verification letters for this comment are "stlim," which is a mash-up of "Stay Slim."

And for further irony, I once had lunch with Slim Pickens, who was plump.