reply to post by boaby_phet
Your forgetting a few things here. The government practically considers everyone obese. Football players are obese to there charts. They are some of
the fittest men around.
Then there are obese people who are that way do to genetics. They will never be able to get down to the weight society deems acceptable. They don't
shovel any more food in their mouths than any normal weight person does. Some even shovel even less.
Forget about all those who can eat a ton of food, skinny as a stick, and never gain an ounce. I have known a few of those people, one even complained
that she couldn't gain weight. The farmers have to grow twice as much food for those people also.
Then there are many like me, who are obese because of a medical condition. I have two actually. One I have a low thyroid problem, and the doctor
actually increased the mg of what I'm taking. Also, I'm anemic, or low iron. Plus I have the genetics of being over weight. I was never thin, and
never will be. I'll be happy if I ever can loose 60 pounds, but the charts will always call me over weight even if I did.
FYI thyroid problems causes a person to gain weight fast, but make it nearly impossible to loose it. I could be double or triple my weight I am now,
but I'm not. Being anemic makes me weak and tired. I have a double whammy against me. I get tired very easily, and can sometimes sleep 9+ hours a
day. There was a time I could literally sleep half the day, and couldn't do much because of how tired I got. It got depressing.
So you can understand how bad off I am, I have a bottle of iron I took before the doctor prescribed iron for me. In the over the counter bottle, each
tablet is 28mg or 156% of their daily intake needed. My prescription is 325mg.
Now that I started to feel better and not as weak as I use to, I started exercising. Heck, I'm still not loosing the weight. I decided not to focus
on the weight issue, but on the health side of it.
You want me to pay an extra tax because my body is not working the way it is suppose to? This condition has gone on for a long time, because I wasn't
able to afford to be able to go to the doctors before this year. Yes, unfortunately the state is paying for it. Maybe if I had medical long before
this, I wouldn't be this way with preventive treatment, and it wouldn't cost so much. No, I'm not happy being on assistance, but things happen.
This really burns me every time I hear something extremely stupid like this. It is pure and simple biased hatred.
Oh, because the government said so, we now hate smokers because they are harming themselves. Lets face it many non-smokers don't like passive smoke,
so lets tax the heck out of them. It is for their own good. They will quit, because it will be too expensive for them to smoke.
In reality, yes I live with a smoker, they will take food and mortgage money to buy the cigarettes. They won't stop smoking. If they have no money,
they will "bum" a cigg off of any and everyone they can. They will ask friends and family for a few dollars here and there just to get them. It
doesn't help anyone.
If the government and the people were that concerned, they would pay for programs for everyone who truly wanted to quit, and not tax them to death.
Now alcohol is being taxed to death. You know many who drink alcohol also smoke, so they are taking a double hit. Oh, but drinking is not good for
you. Push them too far, and we will be going back to prohibition days.
Now we need to add the so called fatties to this group. We need to tax them to death also, instead of actually offering and paying for programs and
addressing any medical and mental problems that really could help them.
No, lets tax them. How? Individually? Now every time they step on a doctor's scale, it is reported to the government? They can tax x amount for every
pound you are over? Or would you prefer to have all, and I mean all junk and fast food taxed? Now the dollar menus have become $2.00 menus, or better
yet $5.00 menus. What used to be a $5.00 combo meal is now a $10.00 combo meal.
You are also talking about heavily taxing all pop, chips, pretzels, ice cream, all crackers, all cookies, all candy, donuts, cakes, pastries, all
mixes for cakes, brownies, and everything you can think of to add to the list. Basically most everything you can find in a convince store.
Later on they decide to tax every type of food the government believes is bad for you. Fried chicken, taxed. Pizza, taxed. White bread, taxed. Sugar,
taxed. Butter, taxed. Shortening and cooking oil, taxed. Mac and Cheese boxes, taxed. All processed foods in a box, taxed. You can see where this is
Now lets look at restaurants. Since frozen pizza is taxed, Pizza from a restaurant should also be taxed. The more that bad food for you costs, the
less likely you will eat it. If you are over a certain weight, you will even have to pay more for that same pizza. If you ordered a pizza this month
already, you will have to pay more the next time you order a pizza.
Maybe every restaurant should have high taxes placed on them, so people will not eat out as much. We all know the more you eat out, the heavier you
get right? Forget the fact that some have to eat out because their job requires them to travel, and they have to.
That includes every business man, sales rep, over the road truck driver, and etc out there. I know personally that over the road truck drivers hardly
get paid at all, especially when starting out. I laugh when I see the all state commercial. Truckers are lucky to see $600 - $900 steady a week. New
drivers forget it, especially with the low pay, which gets lower when the miles aren't there.
No, I don't think they will go as far as telling you how much food you can buy, and regulate you to only buying certain types of food. I don't think
they will make you go on a diet of their choice, because they will get too much in taxes. There will be people who buy those foods no matter what,
just like people still smoke and drink.
Now we are heavily taxing all the bad hated smokers, drinkers, supposedly over eaters, now what is the next bad habit we can tax?
We as a society really need to be careful about these things. What may seem right at the time can really come back and bite you in the but later on.
Next time you might be the target. If not the next time, eventually you will be the target for something you will more than likely think is really
stupid. By the way, your opinion will not matter at all. It only matters what they think.
Who are they? The government? The mindless people who follow the government? Politically correct people? The brainwashed? Those who hate something
about others? Those who hate what others do? Right now you are one of they, but watch out for when the tides turn and you go from they to the
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