Obama’s 2009 stimulus chief says taxes and rules on junk food are coming

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    Larry Summers, chair of the White House National Economic Council when the 2009 stimulus was developed, suggested that President Obama will eventually tax and regulate junk food to drive people to eat more healthily — although he dinged First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy foods initiative.

    “I think there is no question that the way Americans eat and what Americans weigh is a big contributor to health problems and it’s a big contributor to health costs,” Summers said on Morning Joe today.It’s not the agenda now, but I think at some point you’re going to see tax measures and regulatory measures that are going to be directed at helping people be healthier. That’s just going to happen and I think it’s probably a good thing when it does.”

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    Yes, it's always for our own good. That's what the commissars always tell the peons.
     
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    They're already in place in the form of higher excise-taxes, but now Obama feels brave enough to simply call it what it is.

    Part of that new flexibility he promised after the election.
     
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    This kind of crap is why we overthrew the British.
     
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    He will tie all this into to Obama Care...if you are fat you go to the back of the line.
     
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    It's what the progressive fascists have been dreaming about
     
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    Today's progressives have more in common with the british tories. Tax, tax, tax.
     
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    If ya'll think the drive to tax junk food just now originated in the Obama White House, you haven't been paying attention. And, if you blame it exclusively on "liberals" or "the left," you've actually been conned.

    The Health Nazi's exist on both sides of the aisle and includes some famous "conservative" supporters like Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee.
     
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    Couple of RINOs.
     

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