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You're not eating right they want an extra tax on.
Bad food so twinkie tax they call.
The higher tax wheel steering you to these healthy food won't that be great and that everyone will be fit and healthy and have a pony.
We just need a little guidance from the government.
The today's politicians just assume that policing what we need is a job for government they must intervene because we Americans keep getting fatter.
A former surgeon general says being fat is worse than the terrorism of September -- obesity is -- terror within.
It is destroying us destroying our society from within.
And and -- we do something about it.
The magnitude of the dilemma will dwarf.
9/11 or any other terrorist event we have a lot -- labels and some special food taxes and bands have already passed.
New York City Baltimore Boston Philadelphia on the entire state of California just banned trans fats trans fats are kind of fat that can raise bad cholesterol level.
However trans fats also keep food fresh longer.
Improve its tapes so you don't have a cholesterol problem you want.
Great taste from trans fat to act you're out of luck.
And it doesn't stop there are -- some other rules from a.
Los Angeles -- the opening of new fast food restaurants in this poorer section of the city 33 states tax -- Illinois has a 6% tax on candy.
The prohibition -- in California New Jersey and in my hometown New York City.
And even put a stop to school bake sales it's to protect kids of course they were he not like garbage.
With some kids told us they don't need to be protected.
And some parents weren't thrilled either.
I really don't see how a -- a month is gonna make my child -- bake sales but enough.
From 20000 to 40000 dollars profit per year for extra curricular activities and clubs and our school and now -- that's being taken away all that money was gone.
So it's absolutely ridiculous.
And in this role are three high school students who used to earn money from bake sale -- thousands of dollars which they use for after school activities only encrypt the UN.
Donations for cancer research so.
Do you stand -- no no more donations.
Things like all Mexican curriculars like -- UN and even sports teens got.
Almost all of their profit from peak sales -- -- 600 dollar today coming -- And without.
These -- sales we can't do Ali thanks curriculars and oxymoron that these big cells helps us do things like soccer and basketball.
And we don't have the money do that anymore but the cookies were poisoning people I mean I think that -- especially at a time in high school.
You really -- RD establishing eating habits and if you really want to stop kids from.
Eating badly you need to like educate them when there in elementary school in middle school he -- teach moderation.
All right we'll show of hands how many of you think abandoned school bake sales is a good idea.
Well that's up even the Mimi your off folks here come on.
How many of of -- who have heard of Mimi your off her work is one reason that they can't have a -- there.
-- is a crusader against facts and president of a group called national action against obesity.
Seoul national action we need national action.
Floyd got a national price tag -- throes of a national obesity bail out the annual price tag is 147.
Billion annually expected to go up to 344 billion annually in the coming years so yeah a national.
Effort needs to take -- But what about free will people want to eat what they want either we free people.
Actually agree with that John I think in the adult has the right to do whatever he or she wants to do with his or her own body.
But don't hand me.
The receipt on that I don't wanna pay your bill and what we're saying is -- subsidizing.
This habitual reckless behavior with -- My family eat right exercise daily we're not a one prescription but our family health care premiums have gone up 30% in three years -- all experiencing that kind.
A situation we also know that and health care in the medical field.
A third of it is wasteful spending up to 750 billion so much of that is because of obesity a third of the most -- -- most common cancers or obesity related.
Almost all tied to that diabetes we beat ourselves -- to that.
And so it's a it is a crisis.
And it's a crisis when you have 20% of preschoolers overweight.
Thirty to 40% by the time they finish elementary school and but it's -- graduate -- from high school.
There -- fattest the rest of us that's a problem you know what if they would just drop dead I think part fewer people in the government would actually care because it wouldn't cost as much money.
But guess what we find out the GOP's live a long time in the purgatory of chronic illness and it's costing a lot of money.
But if costs as a justification to restrict people's behavior -- we should ban all kinds of things cars motorcycles.
Here I'm actually I'm not -- prohibitions in the summit is not religious I'm deathly not a crusader.
But what I what I believe is that we have to.
Do want or the other -- people refused to do with them is what is right and we didn't -- not the helmets on children and allowed as many.
Brain injuries until it became a lot we wouldn't Wear a seatbelt until became a lot -- -- refusing to eat properly and take care of our bodies so we either need to make no law which I think is the last resort.
Or we need to do it ourselves were refusing to ourselves and -- passing that bill.
On to our neighbors that to -- is unfair either hold people accountable make them pay for it -- -- me categorize many illnesses as elective it's as a result of the collective behavior pay out of pocket nuclear free it refused to hold people accountable.
Then you have to have government intervention.
One thing we do agree on which is nice is you were upset that your grandmother got a special sticker.
As a handicapped persons -- she could park her car.
Another kid back in the eighties I think my grandmother made in the very first person who had a handicap -- because she was obese -- I was mortified.
By that and you know I think that that's the direction.
-- mediocrity this nation has gone on some states have passed laws saying you can't discriminate against overweight people.
I think that the obese are looking for special protections we already have in Michigan they're asking for Massachusetts and that's really the trend that has its fiscal Washington hasn't so that you but he -- Downey doesn't eat yourself and a DC nine times at a Ted.
We -- have disability laws on the books we have harassment laws in the but if you eat yourself into a certain predicament you should not -- Seeking special government protection.
So it's wrong that on the airline as happened in Canada.
That we have a picture of the man that that this man was that the the airline was forced to sell him just one seat.
By paper receipt if you -- for a -- expecting is my whole seat not expect not to be in your sequence where.
Ultimately you hope they were just saying let's be kind of people let's not discriminate.
Stay on if you refuse to sell us seats.
That is a problem but when you're expectation is to comment and not only take your seat not only take armrest but to -- part of your body to someone else's seat.
I think that the protection may be needs to be here on the thinner person Girl Scout Cookies yet you wanna ban on girl's got and here's the thing.
Girl Scouts are great organization there community service organization you don't sick in the community you promising to serve but and they are your business will -- -- wait a second.
You can put on the -- with other junk food there's no reason to get rid of the cookies but don't think girls out to sell it.
Under the -- Let me tell you need a box -- -- meant you didn't do anybody any charitable works the girls who sold -- you paid 350 those little girls got forty to sixty cents.
Give -- a dollar -- the cookies behind and now you've helped somebody.
Thank you for your points and it in some ways are like what you do because.
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