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Oct 6, 2009 1:26 am

[quote=Still@jones]How about if the government provides every legal American with $600/month for food and imposes a $0.01 per calorie food tax. (note: 2,000 calories X 30 days X $0.01 = $600)

There would be strong motivation for most of the country to eat responsibly and we can cash out from the tourists and illegal immigrants. Win, win, win win, win!

How about if the government stays out of our stomach?  People with big appetites are supposed to financially support those with small appetites?   There's nothing about eating less calories that is responsible.  Calories aren't bad.  They are good.  We can't live without them.   Let's just have the government wake everybody up at 5:00 A.M. to go out for a hard 2 mile run.  Nobody who wakes up early to go for a hard run is fat.[/quote]

I was just a whim.
In my hockey days, I used to eat 6,000 calories a day and I was in great shape.
Can't be discouraging that.