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Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, February 06, 2009

The Obesity Police

We Americans can gaze across the pond and see what's around the corner for us, as the once-Great Britain plunges headlong into the dark abyss of nanny-State political correctness and tyranny. In order to combat childhood obesity do-gooders in positions of power have decided that.....

The Government is set to order manufacturers to shrink the size of chocolate bars and fizzy drinks.

Health Secretary Alan Johnson will tell firms such as Mars, Coca-Cola, Britvic and Nestlé that smaller versions of their products should be available in all garages and corner shops to help stop people piling on weight.

The US is about 10 years behind our mother country when it comes to yeilding our freedoms to smarmy, pencil-necked bureaucrats in government who think they know what's best for us. Mayor Bloomberg is about to regulate the amount of salt in the New York restaurant diet for heaven's sake.

Childhood obesity is about laziness and bad parenting, not portion size of candy bars and fizzy drinks.

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