she issued her husband's new food rules for public school meals. Good idea, right?
"did not meet the necessary guidelines."
The parasites in Washington know better than mothers what their kids should be eating for lunch, right?
Wrong! It seems the Soup Nazi's in Washington get their marching orders from "experts" who hang out in an Oxford bunker in the UK. Meet Dr Oliver Mytton from the Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, UK and Dr. Corinna Hawkes from the Centre for Food Policy, City University, London, UK. This dynamic nerd duo recently published scientific articles in the British Medical Journal recommending that a "fat tax" of 20% be levied on "unhealthy food and drinks" in the US.
Dr. Mytton, who came up with the 20% tax rate, calls himself a pragmatist. He "said that governments actually might see food taxes as a way to generate revenue." (Gee, do ya think, Doc?) Dr. Hawkes seems the more dedicated Nazi. She said “there remains a long way to go for food policies to reach their full potential.”
Good God! Americans would never stand for such tyranny, right?
Wrong! According to the British Medical Journal article:
Opinion polls from the US also put support for tax on sugary drinks at between 37% and 72%, particularly when the health benefits of the tax are emphasized.Gives new prospective to the phrase "a nation of sheeple," doesn't it?
Here's what one American from Indiana had to say about the proposed "fat tax:"
"I'd pay 20 percent. It's worth it,” one woman said. "I would eat a lot more healthy just to save more money.”I'm guessing she thought long and hard about that one...