Friday, October 16, 2009

Nanny state: Get in shape or pay (more)

What a jolly good time the elite must be having at the slaves' expense. The force feed us highly toxic, fattening foods - MSG, high fructose corn syrup, trans-fats, aspartame, etc, which they tell us is perfectly safe; they're moving towards banning organic farming - you won't even be able to grow your own garden without a license; they move towards a ban on dietary and herbal supplements; and then they say, get in shape or give us more of your money! It's not quite as ingenious a scam as the Federal Reserve - printing our own money and then loaning it to us at interest - but I'm sure they're all very proud of themselves. And it will never occur to the drones that they're being scammed. They'll think it's a good intentioned if not intrusive program, FYOG, like smoking bans or drunk driving laws. Sit back, relax, and let Big Brother take total control of every aspect of your life. Don't sleep, eat, drink, or, especially, think, without His permission.

    MSNBC -

    Get in shape or pay a price.

    That's a message more Americans could hear if the health care reform bills passed by the Senate Finance and Health committees become law.

    By more than doubling the maximum rewards and penalties that companies can apply to employees who flunk medical evaluations, the bills could put workers under intense financial pressure to lose weight, stop smoking or even lower their cholesterol.

    The initiative, largely eclipsed in the health care debate, builds on a trend that is already in play among some corporations and that more workers will see in the packages they bring home during this month's open enrollment. Some employers offer lower premiums to people who complete personal health assessments; others offer only limited benefit packages to smokers.

But that's not the reality. Corporations offer incentives for being in shape. It's not exactly the same as penalizing you for being out of shape. Read all of it...