11 June 2009

Obama-Care to Put America on the Carbon-Neutral Train to Squaresville

Your Mandatory Saturday Afternoon Fun in 2010

If you're a politically-correct American who lives in a carbon-neutral home, rides a bike with matching spandex to work, gets plenty of time in at the gym, and only eats organic shit from Whole Foods, then these new policies aren't going to affect you much. But for the rest of us who aren't total fucking dorks and enjoy having a beer or six once in awhile, the creeping nanny-statism in Obama's health care plan should make libertarians out of all of you.

Many of the same autocratic creeps who brought you anti-smoking campaigns in the 90s to tax the bejeezus out of the nation's working class are back with similar plans for soda, alcohol, and anything else they deem morally unfit. I guess they still haven't learn how to mind their own damn business. From Politico:
Any health care reform plan that Obama signs is almost certain to call for nutrition counseling, obesity screenings and wellness programs at workplaces and community centers. He wants more time in the school day for physical fitness, more nutritious school lunches and more bike paths, walking paths and grocery stores in underserved areas.

The president is filling top posts at Health and Human Services with officials who, in their previous jobs, outlawed trans fats, banned public smoking or required restaurants to provide a calorie count with that slice of banana cream pie.

Even Congress is getting into the act, giving serious consideration to taxing sugary drinks and alcohol to help pay for the overhaul.
The problem has never been that it's wrong to exercise, eat healthy foods, etc. The problem is that it's not supposed to be the job of federal government to regulate the conduct of every citizen's life. Do the people proposing these regulations really think they are so morally superior as to micromanage everyone's affairs? Them and the Religious Right should get a goddamn room.


Kath said...

And out will come all the statements of, "but it's good for you", "we're only trying to help you", and -- the best one -- "it will save everyone money bec. it will keep health care costs down."

Oh, bite me.

olgreydog7 said...

Kath has it right with the last one. Think about it, they can't just let you eat pure lard and drink sugar water while smoking unfiltered cigs if they have to front the hospital bill. A buddy of mine is getting his masters in public health and you wouldn't believe the shit he spews out about how most people don't know that those things are bad for you. Like it takes a Harvard education to realize that sucking on a burning stick that makes you cough isn't the best thing for you. I don't like public heath care, but if it is going to happen, tax those fuckers and not me.

MAS1916 said...

The real evil behind all this is that Obama is deliberately intending to kill off private insurance providers as a first step in taking over health care. Why in the world would any employer pay coverage for workers when workers can get it on their own and perhaps at greatly subsidized cost. Obama will then intervene as he did at GM to start running private health care as well.

Scary stuff! ( for a bit of a lighter look at what a government run health care system would look like, you can view: http://firstconservative.com/blog/political-humor/political-humor-the-health-care-scare )

Wek said...

My goddamn paycheck contribution to health insurance has gone up 90% since 2000 (and supposedly this is low compared to many). Fuckin' crooks.

What pisses me off the most is I go to the gym 6 days a week, eat healthy, keep my body fat low and the fat bastards that eat a plate of cheese-covered french fries every day pay the same contribution as I do (There is a tinge of socialism to this). I wonder if any of these slobs, that look like they're concealing a basketball under their shirts, can look me in the eye and say with sincerity that this is fair?

I wish the health care companies were run like auto/motorcycle insurance. Example: I ride a 1000cc motorcycle that is stupid fast. Literally can be over 100 MPH by the time I go the distance of a city block. As a result of twisting my wrist too much I have some very pricey speeding tickets and my motorcycle insurance company is "less than happy" with me. So what do they do with me, someone that is more of a risk than a light-footed Ford Escort driver? They raise my rates. And I accept the insurance company's decision in doing so. I don't expect the Ford Escort driver to pick up my tab.

It's time for the health insurance companies to stop expecting me to pick up the tab for people that look like they're beggining to grow tusks.

Nixon said...


Yeah, our insurance system is all messed up, but making it worse and more socialized under Obama isn't going to help matters.

Wek said...

I'm definitely not arguing for the gov to get in the health industry. Just needed to vent about the bastard insurance companies.