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[–] makingreen 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago 

I don't believe in legally mandating things like this because my tax dollars should not be wasted protecting people from themselves. As an alternative, here is what I propose:

Allow insurance companies to deny/stop coverage for anyone who becomes obese. In countries with socialized medicine, hospitals should outright refuse to treat obese patients. If you don't care about your health, we can't be expected to pay for it.

Secondly, there should be no form of welfare money period. You should get vouchers for an approved 2000 calorie a day diet. Eat it all in one day? Starve for two weeks or go get a fucking job

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[–] GenevieveJenkins 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

You should get vouchers for an approved 2000 calorie a day diet.

I really like this idea. You wanna spend it all on candy bars? Go ahead. But you'll get less food than if you spent it all on salad. I think the hams would learn really fast.

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[–] FPSFairy 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

They'd just take other peoples' food and/or vouchers.

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[–] JunkieCulture 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm not convinced they would learn. Obviously most of them are none too bright or they would understand calories in vs. calories out and not be lardasses.

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[–] ScreaminMime ago 

I like this but how about instead of dollars they are set for individual items:

1 bag of frozen veggies, per day, per person

1 can of tuna, per day, per person

1 box pasta, every 4th day, per person...

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[–] tux ago 

No they wouldn't. They would cry "nanny state", "oppression", and somehow shoehorn in "patriarchy".

Then spineless politicians would fold before it ever got enacted.

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[–] FatIsUgly 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I don't believe in legally mandating things like this because my tax dollars should not be wasted protecting people from themselves.

Look at the recent calls for 'sugary drink taxes' for a fantastic example of how this stuff is just a giant clusterfuck and only goes to benefit whoever paid the most bribes. Your tax money goes to subsidize corn (makes high fructose corn syrup and those drinks cheaper), then they want to tax you again for buying those drinks.

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[–] iFuckingHateFatties 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

makingreen for president 2016

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[–] BigBadWolf ago 

To test for it and vaccinate against it/test for it in utero so parents can make an informed choice about whether to bring a fat parasite baby to term or not.