Comments on: Food roundup http://overlawyered.com/2012/11/food-roundup-4/ Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Sat, 23 May 2015 20:27:27 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Federal fat tax? - Overlawyered http://overlawyered.com/2012/11/food-roundup-4/comment-page-1/#comment-184622 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:00:09 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=33275#comment-184622 […] Baylen Linnekin on Denmark’s planned repeal of a pioneering fat tax (earlier) and the rejection by voters in two California cities of soda taxes. […]

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By: Anonymous Attorney http://overlawyered.com/2012/11/food-roundup-4/comment-page-1/#comment-184447 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:05:47 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=33275#comment-184447 Amen to questioning the “heavy drinker” classifications… health insurance companies do the same thing. For me it’s pretty much impossible to have ONE beer… that’s not even enough liquid to chase my dinner down. Or one glass of ice tea, or one diet soda. I just require a lot of liquid. But according to the authorities, I’m a lush.

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By: John Fembup http://overlawyered.com/2012/11/food-roundup-4/comment-page-1/#comment-184441 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:44:38 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=33275#comment-184441 “Once we accept premise that our weight is government’s business, NYC soda ban will be just the start ”

I think we accepted that premise long ago. That acceptance occurred when we embraced – no, demanded – government financing of our medical care.

Inevitably, in order to manage its outlays for medical care, the government began to intrude into personal habits that are known to be – or thought to be, supposed to be, or feared to be – responsible for conditions requiring medical treatment.

The level of government intrusion will only grow.

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