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What to be done about fast food making this country a bunch of obese slobs?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by u4ea, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. u4ea

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    Why are places like McDonald's, BK, Wendy's and Arby's allowed to have dollar value menu items? I know that everyone has the right to charge whatever they like, but I think it's gone too far. Look at cigs. The cost seems to be going up and up and up. I've never smoked in my life, but I notice that even the cheapest cigs are over 5 bucks a pack now. They're always talking about taxing them more and things like that, due in part to the fact that they are so bad for you and are a burden on the health care industry. I feel like fast food restaurants need to have the hammer dropped on them asap. I always fill up with gas at a BP that is right next to a BK and McDonald's. It's just sad how many fat/obese and morbidly obese people go there and fill their faces with dollar menu items. I think someone needs to step in and put an end to it. Fast food restaurants are not the only reason that this country is so fat, but they definitely have a big piece of the blame pie in my opinion. Anyone else agree that something needs to be done asap? Don't even get me started with the trash parents who take their kids to places like BK and McDonald's on a regular basis due to the cheap price and the fact they are too lazy to cook a meal for their family. They need to put some huge tax on these foods. The burden they put on our health care is massive, and they should pay for it up front to make up for them getting fat as hell and a health care burden for years to come!
     
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  2. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    You don't have a problem with the obesity rate and the amount of unhealthy people in this country?
     
  4. oly884

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    Ok mr authoritarian.... :upeyes:

    I prefer freedom of choice where I choose what I eat and how much of it over creating a 'healthy' nation. I think you'd fit nicely in with the folks in Europe.
     
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    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    In my Not-So-Humble-Opinion, the issue is NOT the restaurants and 'Fast Food' joints.

    The issue is the inability to "Push away from the table" and the lack of exercise.

    (And people trying to get 'the authorities' to do something about it.)


    America. The land of the FREE.
     
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    That is their choice, not mine, not yours, and not a fast food restaurant. If they choose to live the way they do, then let them and keep out of their business.

    What you are proposing would make a mockery of the Constitution and everything it stands for.
     
  7. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    I have more of a problem with trolls, but hey, that's just me! :cool:
     
  8. Critias

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    I agree with the OP. It's absolutely unconscionable the way these companies send their employees out to hold guns to someone's head and force them to go to McDonald's and order a fatty mcfatty-fat with cheese. How are those monsters allowed to keep kidnapping people and making them go to their restaurants like that?! The government should so something!
     
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    Something?

    Like new laws? Like the Diet police? Like more government involvement into our personal lives? Fines for restaurants serving foods with high fat content?

    Screw that drek.

    Keep your do-gooder hands out of my life.

    WTF happened to PERSONAL responsibility?

    What's next?

    Make them put warning stickers on whole milk? Outlaw butter?

    Do we outlaw alcohol again?

    Do we we outlaw sports?

    Do we mandate orthopedic inserts in all shoes?

    Legislation is NOT the answer. Education is.....
     
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    Byf43 said it best. Nothing more for me to add
     
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    I agree! And while I was at it, I made a few updated changes in your screed to make it a little more popular around here.

    Hope you don't mind.
     
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    We ALL pay the price for these obese slobs and I am sick and tired of it!!! I don't have a solution, just angry at this situation lol...
     
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    I honestly do not understand why people try to shrug personal responsibilities off onto government... why the FRACK do people even desire for government to solve all their problems? Or worse, everyone else's!?
     
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    Won't somebody please think of the children...
     
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    Don't like something then don't support it but don't try to take something someone else wants away. Capitalism is a wonderful thing and places will prosper when they give their customers what they want. Same logic for other things in life like music. If you don't like a band don't listen to them and don't buy their record but don't say someone else can't buy it because their music is trash.
     
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    Exactly. We all know how well THAT worked!:animlol:
     
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    I don't eat at fast food places and I'm still fat.

    It's more of a problem of not exercising and eating too much than the availability of fast food, for me.

    I don't think Peace Warrior should not be able to enjoy a Double-Whopper w/ cheese just because I eat too many mashed potatoes and gravy...
     
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    ::coughtoolcough::
     
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    That's right up there w/sayin' "guns kill people"! Come on:steamed:
     
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    Go tell our esteemed Mayor (of GT) what you feel about him.