Skip to comments.D.C. Dem to Introduce Bill to Change Eating Habits in ‘Workplace and Community Settings’
Posted on 04/06/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The representative for a district with higher-than-average rates of obesity-related conditions will return from recess a week from Monday to reintroduce her Lifelong Improvements in Food and Exercise (LIFE) Act.
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) will say on the House floor, according to prepared remarks, that her bill is intended to tackle a health problem that cannot be remedied through the health care system alone.
The LIFE Act would give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $25 million for a coordinated national effort to reverse increasingly sedentary lifestyles and diets that are high in fat and sugar.
That would be allocated to train health professionals to recognize the signs of obesity early and to educate people concerning healthy lifestyles, such as proper nutrition and regular exercise; conduct public education campaigns about how to recognize and address overweight and obesity; and develop intervention strategies to be used in everyday life, such as in the workplace and in community settings.
The legislation is the minimum necessary to address our most important health care crisis, Norton will say.
The bill had no co-sponsors in the 111th Congress and died in a health subcommittee. The renewed effort comes after a 60 Minutes report this past weekend calling sugar a toxin and calls from some health officials to tax and regulate sugar like tobacco.
I urge my colleagues to join me in support of this important legislation to mobilize the country now, before entirely preventable health conditions, which often begin in childhood, overwhelm the nations health care system, Norton will say.
Leave my food alone.
Allow me to make my own choices.
When I was in the Soviet Union, the main justification for state control was to prevent the public from making “mistakes” or “bad choices.”
I want the right to make a mistake, because it means I have freedom.
The congress should be shut down. They have nothing better to do than this?
Is there any question that they believe we are all too stupid? These idiots have to go!
What next? Plain brown wrappers of pre-selected foods measured and weighed and available with ration tickets?
She should check with North Korea. They seem to have a handle on the obesity problem.
Nanny State PING!
Never trust anyone named Eleanor.
The soft tyranny that is coming here will make the old USSR look like a shining beacon of freedom...................
How is it that a non-voting token representative, NOT from ANY state, can introduce legislation? EHN is a race-bating opportunist who’s been sucking off the DC rep thing for too damn many years. If you’ve never heard of her, she’s the black chick on that Sunday TV show “Bitter Women’s Pity Party” hosted by Bonnie Erbe......
It's the new global warming.
WE WILL OWN YOU BODY AND SOUL.
YOU WILL EAT YOUR PEAS AND WILL NOT SPEAK OF GOD.
I’m keeping the gun AND the cannoli.
Yeah, but can’t you feel the excitement passing among the “masses” as we anticipate the next “increase in chocolate” ration?
It is exactly this kind of running our lives that would be cast into federal law if the mandate for Obamacare is allowed to stand. This type of stuff could easily be added to an ever growing list of new government mandates.
Don’t Smoke (taxes-check)
Don’t Drink (taxes-check)
People really should mind their own business. People make choices. That is the natural way of things.
I have an idea for a new program: HOBDO
Help Our Brain Dead Officials
In which they are given the same choice as in Utah: firing squad or lethal injection.
This is what will be pushed with Obamacare. Heavily.
When our bodies become interstate commerce, everything we do with our bodies becomes interstate commerce.
Severe badly done cosmetics.
A leftist mental disorder starts in childhood and is commonly triggered by birthday and Christmas trauma, primarily envy over the visible size of someone's slice of birthday cake or Christmas gifts. "No fair! His cake is bigger than mine!" Leftism develops from a sense of being on the left side of the bell curve in life. The nature of envy is not to acquire what someone else has but to destroy what they have. There is nothing leftists won't envy: money, cars, house, family, health, beauty, brains, fitness, friends, and in this case: food. If a leftist must be on a salt or calorie restricted diet, everyone must be. It all goes back to "No fair! His cake is bigger than mine!" They are convinced true happiness is only possible if everyone is exactly the same in every possible respect.
The antidote to leftist envy is mockery. Make fun of leftists and their envy at every opportunity. Counter a leftist's painful feelings of envy by inducing in them equally painful feelings of shame.
The key to our “liberal”, “progressive”, leftist friends: they have to control everything. I truly believe it. Freedom and your right to choose is the thing they dislike the most.
You may be able to sell cannolis on the black market!
Meat eaters have a tendency to think for themselves, and when it's all about control you can't have people thinking for themselves.
Cults will reward followers that fall into line with food.
When you control the food, people are forced to follow.
It's all about absolute power hiding behind “we're doing it for your own good”.
The LIFE Act would give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $25 million
train health professionals to recognize the signs of obesity early”
“conduct public education campaigns about how to recognize and address overweight and obesity”
Is it really that difficult to recognize obesity early and then hand out printouts for exercise and diet?
If the liberal justification for this nonsense is the Commerce Clause, then we DEFINITELY need to discuss a new Amendment to the Constitution. Soon.
-—Is it really that difficult to recognize obesity early and then hand out printouts for exercise and diet?——
Lolz. It’s good to bring a discussion back to planet earth. I like to ask, What are you actually going to do?
This is a perfect example of what is so wrong with our government, and more specifically, with our politicians.
Our government is populated with self-important morons who desperately want to get a new law created that has their name on it, and/or has some stupid, catchy acronym like "LIFE".
The sheer number of inane, pointless, and egragious laws passed by the collection of egotistical imbeciles in government is incredible.
Boehner will say he is outraged, and then look to make a deal.
New group: GLBT For Food Choice.
Do you write about your time there? If so, I’d love to read it.
Because, if this is what this loon is worried about, the above BETTER be true.
Guys: SHE'S NOT EVEN A REAL MEMBER OF CONGRESS!
She's the "delegate" from DC! What place does she have introducing legislation for the States? She doesn't even live in a state!
This right here is the reason the damn communists want to make DC a state: it is FULL of communists just like "Bull" Holmes-Norton.
train health professionals to recognize the signs of obesity early...”
Of course, we all know that “Dunlap” is the condition where your belly dun lapped over your belt buckle.
Seems we’re getting closer all the time to having to meet in the town square in our Mao suits for morning calisthenics and public show of adoration for Dear Leader.
She has no right! OMGosh! I was thinking of that other lib from Texas.
This has everything to do with stealing $25 million from the taxpayers and stuffing it into the pockets of their cronies at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Or, in front of our telescreen that we can't turn off...well, most of us,anyway. This POS and her liberal allies would certainly have THAT privilege.
Because they think the "Nazis" will exert their control on someone ELSE, and that they will be the beneficiaries of that control.
Like I always say, Liberals love their dictators, but they are always the most surprised whey they are dragged away screaming: "But...I'm on YOUR side! I am one of YOU! I support you! Why are you doing this?"
Dang, I’m gonna get me a job with the Fat Police—”Alright, buddy, put down the cheese fries and step away from the condiment table; I SEEN you puttin’ mayonnaise on them cheese fries, Tubby, and I’m just gonna have to exercise my authority and confiscate ‘em. Mebbe confiscate me some Louisiana hot sauce wit ‘em...Alright, drop and give me 20, ‘fore I taze ya with this here cattle prod...”
Yup, this is exactly how they went after smokers, and now fat people better watch out because YOU are the new smokers.
I have seen so much of this kind of thing in the last few days.
Its coming.. the food police WILL control what you eat unless we nip this in the bud now.
Sure, shes a nobody delegate, and the idea is laughable, thats what us smokers thought when they proposed a ban on smoking in bars and nightclubs in the 1980s.
Rationing treatments and medications
Slashing care for those past 65
But...the Democrat Culture of Death wants others to actually live and thrive?
Anyone know the percentage of working people who take no lunches at all anymore and rarely have time for going to the loo during the workday of 0bamination?
You’re supposed to do as Clemenza tells you, Rocco.
When I returned, I tried to tell people what I experienced and they all thought I was making things up. I decided I would keep it to myself, until this administration when I see things becoming more and more like it was there under the communists.
Still no one believes what they see in front of them every day.
They control our food, or clothing, our language, they encroach upon our religious practices, they don’t want us to read things, they talk about government in the sunshine while making citizens sue to disclose basic public information, and the list goes on and on.
Orwell saw the future, but what we are now realizing is that he was not looking ahead nearly so far as we all hoped.
No argument about freedom is heard, when there is a social program at stake, and there are no alternatives to our problems except the way of the hive. So many do not know what freedoms they are losing, and if they do, they don’t mind.
I mind. I care. I object.