First target for government health care meddlers – the obese

Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose

“Me and Bobby McGee”
Kris Kristofferson

Chains of oppressionAre you overweight? Lookout. You’re going to be singled out under the federal government’s take-over of the nation’s health care system. Here’s how it works. Under a private health care system, your personal health is your business. You select your own doctors and medical solutions. With the new government health care for all system, the government takes control over your life and your decision making process. You become a ‘burden on society’ and that gives the government the right to add surcharges to your medical costs, order you into clinics for treatment, and raise your costs for foods the government deems fatty. For a historical perspective, look at how cigarette smokers are treated today.

The warnings have been posted for months and even years about the chilling effects on personal liberties that the US socialized medical program will impose. The easiest one to see is the continuing attacks on obesity that is supported by the mainstream mouthpiece White House puff piece media. Now that we’re all in this health care thing together, and medical coverage is paid for with your tax dollars, this is an opportunity to divide everyone up further. And a great excuse to separate another group from their money.

The mouthpiece media will continue to stoke the flames of hatred – now against the overweight. You’re being conditioned to look at fat people as a burden on society and an overweight cost to the taxpayer. Consider a story today in AOL.com. Germany is considering a tax on the obese. Why? Because their worker’s paradise socialist medical system is killing their national budget. It’s just human nature. When people don’t directly pay for something, they lose sight of costs and tend to overuse it.

Marco Wanderwitz, a conservative member of parliament for the German state of Saxony, said it is unfair and unsustainable for the taxpayer to carry the entire cost of treating obesity-related illnesses in the public health system.”, according to AOL.com. So along with an additional tax on people they identify as ‘obese’, a whole host of foods will be identified as ‘fattening’ and be taxed accordingly. Who will define exactly what ‘obese’ is? Who will choose the ‘fattening foods’ to tax? Why government ‘experts’ of course.

In the same AOL.com report, “Others are suggesting even more extreme measures. The German teachers association recently called for school kids to be weighed each day, The Daily Telegraph said. The fat kids could then be reported to social services, who could send them to health clinics.”

Just think. You can send junior off to the local government school and while he or she won’t be able to read or write upon graduation, they’ll have units in sex education and best of all, if they’re fat, the school may turn you in to child protective services. Wow, I can’t wait for all this socialized medical to kick in!

All activity comes under the scrutiny of government health care watchdogs. Are you engaged in risky sports behavior that might cost the taxpayers if you get hurt? From AOL.com, “One should, as with tobacco, tax the purchase of unhealthy consumer goods at a higher rate and partly maintain the health system,” Wasem said, according to Germany’s English-language newspaper The Local. “That applies to alcohol, chocolate or risky sporting equipment such as hang-gliders.”

Here in the formerly free United States, federal government health care bureaucrats are busily setting up America’s own worker’s paradise health care system. Among the ‘improvements’, every single detail of your health history will go on a government database. 1984 anybody? For those educated in the government school system; 1984 written by George Orwell, was a fictional account of life under a totalitarian regime. Totalitarian such as communist and socialist. Imagine what the government could do with your health records. OK – don’t. You just go on trusting those good folks up there in Washington DC. They truly care!

What else might be in that good ole ‘just trying to help’ government database on your health? Why, your body mass index (BMI) of course. CNSNews.com reports “New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records–that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year–must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity.” Obviously this will help the US government track obese people more closely and monitor for other ‘risky’ behavior that might ‘burden’ the health system.

The Wall Street Journal reported last year that the US government wants to slap “new federal taxes on soda and other sugary drinks to help pay for an overhaul of the nation’s health-care system.” In the same article, the WSJ reports, “The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington-based watchdog group that pressures food companies to make healthier products, plans to propose a federal excise tax on soda, certain fruit drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks and ready-to-drink teas. It would not include most diet beverages. Excise taxes are levied on goods and manufacturers typically pass them on to consumers.

Sweet. The government levies taxes on producers of drinks and snacks. The producers collect the taxes and hand them over to the government. The public blames the producers for high prices. The government comes out smelling like a rose after artificially raising prices on producer goods the way they do oil. It’s a beautiful thing!

So freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose. Because an ounce of freedom gained will be the equivalent of an ounce of weight lost in the new American socialist society. Bon appétit!

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2 responses to “First target for government health care meddlers – the obese

  1. William Cherry

    The Chosen One is creating his perfect society at the expense of liberty and freedom!

  2. Loita Wilson

    It’s just like the smokers and the drinkers and the whoever else they can single out. We have allowed them to strip us of our liberties to the point where we barely have any. The problem is most people just accept what they do in the name of “our best interest”. When the Patriot Act was passed, most people said “Oh, this will protect us from terrorists”. People have a hard time realizing that when the government passes more laws to protect you they almost always take away freedom from the innocent. We better hope and steadfastly pray our new governor will stand up to the Federal government, although, at this point, I seriously doubt it.

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