I warned when the Obama-messiah was first elected that he would try to micro-manage every aspect of your daily life through government decree, from how much gas and electricity you use (i.e., so-called “green” initiatives)…to how much money you spend and where you spend it…to what you eat and drink…and much more.
The much despised Jimmy Carter administration did the same thing. Jimmy would go on national TV and lecture the American public about turning down their thermostats in the winter, and putting on more warm clothing in order to “save on heating fuel.”
Then he would lecture about the irresponsibility of “wasting gasoline,” and he passed laws limiting highway driving speeds to 55 miles an hour or under.
When that didn’t satisfy him, he passed laws limiting your ability to gas up your car except on certain days of the week, depending upon what number your car license plate ended in.
Most people have long-since forgotten those days, because when Ronald Reagan became president, he abolished all of the stupid restrictions passed during the Jimmy Carter administration and unleashed an era of productivity and prosperity unlike anything the world had ever seen — an era now sadly coming to an end under the Obama administration.
In about 90 days, after Mrs. Obama’s “fat kids” panel finishes their analyses and makes their recommendations, you’ll start seeing what I mean. Liberal fascism at its finest.
Of course, the Obamas are claiming they’re “doing it for the children.” (And in a blatant exercise of Orwellian propaganda, Michelle Obama is now claiming that her “fight against childhood obesity” initiative is a “national security” issue!)
But believe me, the children are just shills. The new “measures” to “protect the children” will be focused on you, your hard-earned money, and restricting your ability to spend it as you please. The government is dead set on regulating even your basic food choices…and tapping your wallets and pocketbooks in the process.
Well, we’ve come full circle back to old-fashioned liberal fascist restriction and limitation thingy again. They now call it “hope and change.” Wasn’t there a TV show about this? Something called…”Welcome Back, Carter”?
Hope you enjoy eating a lot of celery. At least, until…2010!
First Lady Links Childhood Obesity to National Security in Launch of ‘Let’s Move’ Campaign
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
CNSNews.com) – At a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launch of the ‘Let’s Move’ campaign to end childhood obesity in the United States, an epidemic she said is costly and a threat to national security.
“A recent study put the health care cost of obesity-related diseases at $147 billion a year,” Mrs. Obama said. “This epidemic also impacts the nation’s security, as obesity is now one of the most common disqualifiers for military service.”
The ceremony, attended by many officials of President Barack Obama’s cabinet, followed the signing earlier in the day of a presidential memorandum establishing a task force to study the problem and make recommendations after 90 days. [Spencer note: Read this as “more government regulation on its way, folks!” –ED]
Obama announced a long list of goals she said she hopes the “Let’s Move” campaign will accomplish, including many that can be done “in a generation.” [Spencer note: A generation is 40 years; they’re planning on regulating how and what we eat for the next 40 years? God help us. – ED]
“This isn’t like a disease where we’re still waiting for a cure to be discovered – we know the cure for this,” Obama said. “This isn’t like putting a man on the moon or inventing the Internet. It doesn’t take some stroke of genius or feat of technology. [Spencer note: Nope, apparentlyy all it takes is more government regulation. — ED]
“We have everything we need, right now, to help our kids lead healthy lives,” Obama said.
Some of the goals include ending what Obama referred to as “food deserts” with a $400 million a year “Healthy Food Financing Initiative,” which will bring grocery stores to low-income neighborhoods and “help places like convenience stores carry healthier food options.” [Spencer note: This is called government-run food services; better get out your wallet! – ED]
Obama called for overhauling many federal laws and guidelines, including adding $10 billion over the next decade to “update” the Childhood Nutrition Act, which feeds 31 million children at school and would add funding to feed more children. [Spencer note: Why work, when the government will feed your children for “free”? — ED]
The federal food pyramid would also get a makeover through the campaign, and there would be new efforts to get manufacturers to add “family friendly front-of-package labeling” that discloses a product’s nutritional value.
The First Lady said a broad coalition of groups [Spencer note: Can you say “insurance company executives”? –ED] interested in children’s health are coming together to form the Partnership for a Healthier America, which will use professional athletes, members of the media, and state and local dignitaries to promote the “Let’s Move” campaign and its goals around the country.