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Big Brother Descends

The philosophy of NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, run amok.


Cure Obesity: Tax The Food

There may be an economic cure for the nation’s obesity: Hike the price of food.

Raising the price of a calorie for home consumption by 10 percent might lower the percentage of body fat in youths about 8 or 9 percent, according to new research from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

“An increase in the price of a calorie regardless of its source would improve obesity outcomes,” according to a working paper that three researchers prepared for the private, nonprofit bureau.

As the nation confronts an epidemic of flab, many experts have pointed a finger at low food prices as a cause, leading to proposals for taxes on sugary drinks, fast-food and junk food, as well as reductions in government farm subsidies.



I have a better solution.

The majority of obesity seems to be among the lower income classes. The people who are more likely than not to be on the dole. So stop handing out SNAP money in urban and densely suburban areas, and set up soup kitchens every 5 or 10 blocks. Hire an army of cafeteria ladies for minimum wage, and have them dole out lower calorie, balanced nutrition meals three times a day. And hey, the recipients will get some exercise walking back and forth all the time. Don’t make the food terrible, but don’t go out of your way to make it any Guantanamo Bay epicurean festival either. What, you don’t like the yeast cake and red beans with a side salad meal on offer? Well, go get a job and buy what you want. This is what’s being served today. And every day. Although there is no reason there couldn’t be a rotating menu. Monday is chicken stew and dumplings kind of thing.

Naturally everyone would have to show their photo ID with a fingerprint (haha, the government runs both through the criminal databases monthly!). Every meal the IDs get scanned, and a “fed meal” box electronically checked off. No ID card, no food. Double dippers are immediately “fined” the next two meals, equivalent to the old parental punishment of being sent to bed without your supper. But we’ll be nice, so here’s a 12oz cup of vitamin enriched nutri-Tang. No credit is given for missed meals, but the soup kitchens are open 24-7.

The obesity epidemic would be over in a year. And unemployment (in areas where low income jobs exist but are not being applied for) would drop like a rock.

The same idea applies for clothing purchases under EBT. If such a thing exists; I don’t have one so I don’t know. But if it does, then you get your clothing allotment from the thrift shop. Government run of course.

We’d save billions. 


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