posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 11:16 PM
But of course, taxing solves every problem known to man; too fat? Tax unhealthy food. You smoke? Tax tobacco. You drink? Tax alcohol. You drive a car
and cause pollution? Throw a 40c a litre fuel excise at the pump, which is meant to go to fixing the appalling roads but instead over 75% of it goes
to balance a budget for appearance sake.
Whatever happened to people taking responsibility for themselves? For their choices, their health, their lifestyle. Taxing things is just a pathetic,
lazy shortcut which does little more than increase revenue. Education is the key, not increasing prices. It’s clear obese people are not switched on
whatsoever when it comes to diet, health and exercise. Teach them. Educate them. That’s all it should take. They probably believe chips are healthy
because they’re potato, but little do they know that potato isn’t exactly the poster veggie for health and wellbeing.
Educate these nuffies on what to eat and drink. How to cook healthy meals - forget about frying. Steam, poach and oven bake. Cut out bread, gluten,
unneeded carb sources. Cut out refined, processed food altogether. It’s not hard. The only excuse they have is laziness. In terms of low income as a
reason to ate unhealthy foods; surely the price difference between heathy and unhealthy foods isn’t great, or at least the method of cooking said
food. Surely it’s cheaper to eat healthy and exercise than do the opposite and end up with all sorts of health problems.
You only have one life, why waste it with ignorance and ill education of important, life altering subjects - like food, nutrition and exercise?