They came for the smokers…

…and nobody cared. Now they are coming for the Obese. Anyone care yet?

Yup, it’s official. Obese is the new Tobacco.

Known this was coming since the war on Cigarettes started. Wasn’t exactly sure where our elected nannies and self appointed do-gooders would go next but now we all know. It’s obesity.

Just thinking out loud here but how are all you fat…errr I mean Obese people feeling right about now?

The campaign against you is just ramping up, your starting to get blamed and demonized for every bad thing that’s wrong with the health care industry now and why costs are spiraling out of control. Are you feeling at all like us smokers have for the past 20 years? Can’t speak for all smokers but for myself it’s always pissed me off that I’ve been treated worse than a leper with AIDS since the early 90’s and been pushed further away from people in restaurants, Airports, hospitals and everywhere. Hell about the only place I can smoke is my home and I’ll wager there are plans in the works by the smoke police to put a end to that too.

Like Rush has been saying this week, we have cut the number of smokers in the this country by more than 1/2 in the past few decades and where did it get us? Medical cost’s certainly didn’t go down, they are higher than ever. The only benefit that I can see is our life expectancy has increased which is great but that raises a question in my little pea brain. Is our increased life expectancy due to millions of people kicking the habit or the huge advances in medicines and medical procedures? Don’t know the answer to that but suspect it’s a bit of both.

Now I’m no idiot. I know smoking is bad for you but it’s your choice to make. Just as what you eat is your choice. It’s not mine nor a Government paper pusher who pounds back cocktails for lunch everyday.

It’s none of our business what someone else eats, how fat they get or if they are smoking a pack of cig’s while inhaling a extra large Pizza while downing a keg of Budweiser. The founders intended for us to be a free country and real freedom means having the right to make stupid decisions about our health. Punitively taxing legal products such as tobacco, fast food or unhealthy snacks just to control certain behavior that our elected asshats don’t agree with isn’t America. At least not the America I or my folks grew up in.

To be sure health care in America needs to be worked on, streamlined and you should pay for what you use. Not somebody else. I don’t want to pay for my neighbor’s Dr. visit’s and I’ll bet you don’t either. Should the bureaucrats in DC take it over to supposedly fix it? ahhh HELL NO. Everything they touch turns into a disaster which leads them to do more to fix the disaster they created in the 1st place. Costs will go even higher while the care will suffer.

Anyone who deals with Medicare or the VA like I do almost on a daily basis knows the disaster we are in for if Obamacare comes to pass. God help us all if it does.


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