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Originally posted by Under Water
...Wait till you have to put your bmi on your license and then show your id to buy cake and donuts. BMI too high? Well, no cake for you then.
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
reply to post by journey2010
I was raised in foster care, and so the state paid for a lot of my upbringing. I dont look down on people who at some point or another receive help. It would be incredibly hypocritical of me to do so.
Originally posted by neformore
Interesting story this. Do we force people who refuse to look after themselves to do so?
Is it a requirement of society to stay healthy and fit?
Should people have the freedom of choice to eat and drink and abuse their bodies as they see fit - ignoring the advice of health care professionals without fear of reprisals from the health system?
Is this an opportunistic tax - and what are the implications of this thing going further, across the whole of the states?
Also - whats next? Extra tax on smokers? Drinkers? People with a sweet tooth? Where does it end?
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Originally posted by journey2010
We could foster now, with the $$ going toward bills. However, we have decided to postpone this a year or so until my main business is fully supporting us. This will allow us to use the foster $$ only toward the child.
Originally posted by TKDRL
Well, why not just add tax on to rubbish food like doritoes and fast food and soda and such? Smokers have to put up with smokes being at least double due to tax, why shouldn't people who stuff crap food down their gullets too?edit on Tue, 17 May 2011 19:42:49 -0500 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)