Friday, May 14, 2010

The Federal Fat Police: Bill Would Require Government to Track Body Mass of American Children

A bill introduced this month in Congress would put the federal and state governments in the business of tracking how fat, or skinny, American children are. States receiving federal grants provided for in the bill would be required to annually track the Body Mass Index of all children ages 2 through 18. The grant-receiving states would be required to mandate that all health care providers in the state determine the Body Mass Index of all their patients in the 2-to-18 age bracket and then report that information to the state government. The state government, in turn, would be required to report the information to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for analysis...more

What we really need to be measuring is the Bureaucracy Mass Index with a mandatory report sent to every eligible voter.

1 comment:

Tick said...

Of course you realize, if this is pushed on the children of America, the adults will be next. Justification will come from pointing at fed dollars spent on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. And of course anyone who qualifies for the 'earned income credit'.

"Hey citizen, we givin' you money, you get thin and stay thin...and btw, dump the smokes and pour out the alcohol!" Uh, wait a minute, nix those last two, the president and too many legislators smoke and drink to get that passed. Uh, wait another minute, any of these laws don't apply to them anyway.

We are watching the face of America change. From the free, independent republic we were, we are rapidly becoming silly putty in the hands of a few.

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