Paranoia?

Are we conservatives overreacting to what this Administration wants to do?

I think not:

A bill introduced this month in Congress would put the federal and state governments in the business of tracking how fat, or skinny, American children are.

States receiving federal grants provided for in the bill would be required to annually track the Body Mass Index of all children ages 2 through 18. The grant-receiving states would be required to mandate that all health care providers in the state determine the Body Mass Index of all their patients in the 2-to-18 age bracket and then report that information to the state government. The state government, in turn, would be required to report the information to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for analysis.

The Healthy Choices Act–introduced by Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee–would establish and fund a wide range of programs and regulations aimed at reducing obesity rates by such means as putting nutritional labels on the front of food products, subsidizing businesses that provide fresh fruits and vegetables, and collecting BMI measurements of patients and counseling those that are overweight or obese.

Real funny stuff, right? It can’t happen here, right? Rep. Kind, you can take your BMI and stuff it. Socialism is here, folks. Regardless of what the joyfully uninformed will have you believe. If we don’t put a stop to this insanity on November we’re doomed as a nation.

2 thoughts on “Paranoia?”

  1. Measuring the BMI of all the children in a state is impractical. Getting a sample size of say 1000 children in that state makes more sense. The proposed law seems to just provide information to those that have a dangerous level of body fat. However if it some how imposed a diet or fine on people with a high BMI then I would be totally against it. Obesity, if not brought under check, will dramatically increase the health insurance cost of everyone. No matter how much we talk about personal responsibility I will still be paying a higher health premium.

  2. “Socialism is here, folks. Regardless of what the joyfully uninformed will have you believe. If we don’t put a stop to this insanity on November we’re doomed as a nation.”

    Perhaps the most profound statement I have ever read here. So true.

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