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Nanny State Gone Wild: Massachusetts Bans Bake Sales

ConservativeSue Wrote: May 08, 2012 7:47 AM
You assume too much. Why should people like me have to pay the health costs of those who do not want to live a healthy lifestyle? The reason people in this country are over weight is because they aren’t responsible enough to know when to stop shoving food into their mouths and they don’t exercise to compensate for their food intake. Overweight causes circulatory problems, back, knee, and other joint problems, pulmonary problems, and diabetes, just to name the major health issues. It isn’t the government’s job to police my dinner plate. It’s mine. When I become irresponsible in my eating habits and cause my health to suffer as a result of my own stupidity, then YES, I should have to pay higher health insurance premiums.
ConservativeSue Wrote: May 08, 2012 7:47 AM
Others should NOT have to pay for my own stupidity, as B.O. would like it to be.

Voting GOP in November.

Government knows best! At least, in Massachusetts it does. In an attempt to curb children's expanding waistlines, the state government has banned junk food from school grounds during the day (and they're pushing for an extension into evening activities, too). 

At a minimum, the nosh clampdown targets so-called “competitive” foods — those sold or served during the school day in hallways, cafeterias, stores and vending machines outside the regular lunch program, including bake sales, holiday parties and treats dished out to reward academic achievement. But state officials are pushing schools to expand the ban 24/7 to include...